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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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References in classic literature ?
The City (as it is called) is the most populous part of London in the daytime; but at night, when it ceases to be the center of commerce, its busy population melts away, and the empty streets assume the appearance of a remote and deserted quarter of the metropolis.
Tomorrow if the sun shines through And melts away the snow, The faults once more we now will see And the beauty it will go.
Despite everything, you feel its soft tug and that hardened shell you're so certain has been mastered just melts away.
Davies Gate brings a candy-cool sensibility to tub time with the Bath Fizz Pop ($12), a ball of peppermint-scented oils that melts away to reveal a candy center: a pillow of body oil to massage into your skin after you're done bathing.
I pray that the flame of Christ burning in our hearts rises to this challenge and melts away the evil frost found in so many parts of our cold world.
Wax provides support, but that melts away when the model is put into an oven at about 160[degree]F.
No messages and no subtexts here; Resurrection is as sweet on the palate as a malted-milk ball--and melts away just as quickly.
Modem life in the country's capital melts away to scenes of native Aymarans guiding ox-drawn plows across small plots of unyielding altiplano soil.
In the course of the camera's long exposure and Schneider's attentive, improvised painting with light, the sitter's hyperalert camera face softens and melts away, and something more complex and distinctive emerges.
Overall, more than 50 cubic kilometers of Greenland's ice melts away annually Krabill says.
Two or three holes into the game and the stress just melts away.
Most of the stories show a degree of detachment, yet when a certain person who died is spoken of, that detachment melts away.
To say gay proms are temporary stopgaps is to imply that when homophobia melts away, we'll all stop feeling the need to congregate with our own kind.
Ziolkowski clearly allows his subjects to hang about batlike for awhile, and, as their upper bodies become engorged with fluid, he captures the stunned vertigo--the moment when resistance shifts to surrender, when identity melts away and is replaced by something very peaceful but exceedingly vulnerable.
The beauty of our experiment is that the muscle melts away and everything turns into bone," says plastic surgeon Roger K.