melt

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melt(
mehlt
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (to become liquid)
a. derretirse
Careful! Your ice cream is melting.¡Cuidado! Se está derritiendo tu helado.
You need to keep the butter in the refrigerator if you don't want it to melt.Hay que guardar la mantequilla en la nevera si no quieres que se derrita.
b. fundirse
The candle wax melted slowly.La cera de la vela se fundió lentamente.
2. (to feel sympathy)
a. ablandarse
She melted as soon as she saw him crying.Se ablandó en cuanto lo vio llorando.
3. (to disappear)
a. desaparecer
The snake melted into the high grass.La culebra desapareció en la hierba alta.
4.
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
(to become tender)
a. derretirse
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
Estela melted into the arms of her beloved.Estela se derritió en los brazos de su amado.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
5. (to liquefy)
a. derretir
First, you need to melt the chocolate in the microwave .Primero, hay que derretir el chocolate en el microondas.
b. fundir
We were asked to hand in any gold items so they could be melted down.Nos pedían que entregáramos cualquier artículo de oro para que se lo fundiera.
6. (to move)
a. conmover
His sweet words melted her heart.Sus dulces palabras la conmovieron.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
7. (culinary)
a. el sándwich con queso fundido
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
I'd like a turkey melt.Para mí un sándwich de pavo con queso fundido.
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melt
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. derretir, fundir
2. (fig)
a. vencer (sb's resistance)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (general)
a. derretirse, fundirse
it melts in the mouthse funde en la boca
to melt into thin airesfumarse
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melt [melt]
transitive verb
1 [+snow, chocolate, butter] derretir; fundir; [+metal] fundir; [+chemical] disolver
2 (soften) ablandar
intransitive verb
1 [+snow, chocolate, butter] derretirse; fundirse; [+metal] fundirse; [+chemical] disolverse
it melts in the mouth se deshace en la boca
2 [+person] (soften) ablandarse
to melt into tears deshacerse en lágrimas
her heart melted with pity se le ablandó el corazón de lástima
(disappear)
the gunman melted into the crowd el pistolero desapareció entre la multitud; night melted into day la noche dio paso al día
one colour melts into another
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