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.
thaw himself, who played Morse between 1987 and 2000, died in real life in 2002.
To thaw his icy persona, Romney passed out his “famous” family chili and surrounded himself with bales of hay.
So a possible linkage between the Olbermann and Beck departures, prompted by this post-Tucson thaw, is hardly a crazy thesis.
Despite the disappointment, the thaw between Iran and the U.S. continued apace.
Yet her stiffness began to thaw under Lynn's genial frankness as a light frost melts under a warm sun.
The thaw arrived next day, and it proved to be the beginning of spring.
With the thaw there came a groom every afternoon with a sleek and beautiful mare in case Miss McIntyre should care to ride.
He stood there looking out; and all round him was the eternal drip, drip of the thaw.
He was out again in a moment; and there he stood, cold and dripping like an icicle in a January thaw.
Old English þawian, from Proto-Germanic *thawojanan (cf. Old Norse þeyja, Middle Low German doien, Dutch dooien, Old High German douwen, German tauen "to thaw"), from PIE root *ta- "to melt, dissolve" (cf. Sanskrit toyam "water," Ossetic thayun "to thaw," Welsh tawadd "molten," Doric Greek takein "to melt, waste, be consumed," Old Irish tam "pestilence," Latin tabes "a melting, wasting away, putrefaction," Old Church Slavonic tajati "to melt"). Related: Thawed; thawing.
c.1400, from thaw (v.). Figurative sense of "relaxation of political harshness or hostility" is recorded from 1950, an image from the "Cold War."