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melt away

1. To change from a solid state into a liquid; to melt. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "melt" and "away." The sun should melt away some of this snow. The ice melted away in a matter of minutes.
2. To lessen and disappear. My nerves just melted away as soon as I stepped on the stage and started to sing.
3. To cause something to lessen and disappear. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "melt" and "away." That massage was great—it totally melted all of my tension away.
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melt something away

to cause something to melt into a liquid. The sun melted the ice away. The sun melted away the ice.
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melt away

to melt into a liquid. The ice cubes melted away quickly in the intense heat. When the wax candles melted away, they ruined the lace tablecloth.
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melt away

v.
1. To dissipate or fade away by or as if by melting: As the sun rose, the fog melted away.
2. To cause something to dissipate or fade away by or as if by melting: The medication melted my anxiety away. The soothing words melted away the child's fears.
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Add a drop of water and the base and wiring begin to melt away. Before long the light goes out and a second drop of water degrades what little is left.
The message will be the antithesis of God's message that the earth shall melt away, but only if we change behavior, culture and common practices.We have to use common sense, practice transparent activities, and believe in a harmonic way of life.
One side was scrubbed then the hot stones placed on my back and moved up and down my back, the heat absorbing into my skin to, hopefully, melt away all the tension in my neck and shoulders.
The statements I use are farewell statements, and yes, they are sweet goodbyes, but there's also something sad about watching something drip and melt away. It's more about the idea that it takes work to stay positive, that it's not always possible.
A series of smaller, more affordable increases will mean it will just melt away."
will melt away like the butter candles on the [Tibetan] altars."
Called Melt Away Stress, the three-product line is said to reduce anxiety, enhance mood and increase the quality of sleep.
FILM buffs will be able to sit back and relax and let a real heart-warmer melt away the winter blues.
Criticism should be reserved for books on theory (very popular), verbal criticism is to be only on the gentlest, most politically correct (ie, flabbiest) level, otherwise the students squeak pain, or just melt away The visitors programme sags and features the more reassuring, more fashionably political rather than the creatively challenging foreigners.
/ I see myself melt away in God's abyss / and not in your arms.
Rudyard Kipling, the bard of Imperial Britain during the 19th century, marked the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1897 with a poem that reflected on the ephemeral character of empire: Far-called, our navies melt away; On dune and headland sinks the fire: Lo, all our pomp of yesterday / Is one with Nineveh and Tyre!
The boundaries historians impose between the domains of religion, medicine, politics, and ecology melt away as The Politics of Evil helps reconnect the web of ties that united these domains in African imaginative life in synergistic ways.
When Herman Cornejo begins his solo as the newly married Franz in American Ballet Theatre's Coppelia, the familiar music and pastel sets melt away. His effortless triple turns and jumps seem an ebullient outpouring of young love triumphant.
His research suggests that each O.1[degrees]C rise in water temperature can, in a year's time, melt away about 1 m of shelf ice.
Seattle Chocolates' new peanut butter truffle center is a blend of milk chocolates, dark chocolate and all-natural peanut butter made from fresh roasted peanuts and is coated with Seattle Chocolates' signature milk chocolate melt away shell.