melt

verb
1 (I, T) if something solid melts or if heat melts it, it becomes liquid: The snow was melting in the early morning sun. | melt sth: Melt the butter and mix it with the eggs.
—compare freeze 1 (1), thaw 1 (1)
2 also melt away (I) to gradually disappear: Julie's anger slowly melted away. | melt into a crowd: The man melted into the crowd and I lost sight of him.
3 (I, T) to become or make someone become more gentle and sympathetic than before: your heart melts (=you suddenly feel very sympathetic): He shouted at the little girl, but his heart melted when he saw her crying.
4 melt into if one sound, colour, or feeling melts into another one, it gradually becomes part of it until there is no difference between them: The sound of the trumpet melted into the strains of the orchestra.
5 melt in your mouth if food melts in your mouth, it is soft and delicious
—see also: butter wouldn't melt in sbs mouth butter 1 (2) melt sth down phrasal verb (T) to heat a metal object until it becomes a liquid, especially so that you can use the metal again: People were melting down coins to make earrings and ornaments.

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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