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verb as in unfreeze, warm

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The arrival of McDonald’s—an iconic symbol of American capitalism—in the Soviet Union was emblematic of a wider thaw in Soviet-American tensions.

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Instead of a steady trickle of water through spring, this earlier thaw leaves less to flow into rivers and groundwater during increasingly hot, dry summers.

Even more significant, though, was that IBM’s triumph felt like a thaw in the long AI winter.

The fact that there could be an increase in emissions from permafrost thaw or an increase in global sea level rise, it is a global problem, and it needs a global answer.

We cannot safely keep up with the accelerating rate of landslide movement caused by permafrost thaw.

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After a half-century of frigid relations, the U.S. and Cuba have agreed to a thaw as the result of 18 months of secret talks.

Everything you need to know about the U.S.-Cuba thaw, from the details of the deal to when you can book your ticket to Havana.

The thaw between Washington and Cuba finally begins to close a chapter of the Cold War.

The issue can be complicated by a thaw followed by a freeze, or by pre-existing ice.

And so the election arrives with no thaw in relations between the Yingluck and Suthep camps.

The beverage warmed him in body; but it would need a butt of it to thaw the misery from his soul.

But, under the influences of the blind god, the stern student of the "Dairyman's Daughter" seemed to thaw.

Groups of them come out to the top of the ant-hill to warm and thaw themselves in the rays of the sun.

Shorty had become nearly frozen sitting there motionless, and he got up and went to the fire to thaw out.

I trust the sun that shines o'er noble and voluptuous Venice will thaw the ice winter has piled within your brain!


On this page you'll find 35 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to thaw, such as: defrost, dissolve, loosen, melt, relax, and soften.

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