to congeal; become jellylike in consistency.
to become clear, substantial, or definite; crystallize: The plan began to jell once we all met to discuss it.
to cause to jell.
- half-jelled, adjective
- un·jelled, adjective
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How to use jell in a sentence
Our execution, with so many new players, is an area where we’re continuing to grow and jell together.No. 12 Maryland women lose their way on defense in an 81-72 defeat to No. 24 Missouri State | Ava Wallace | November 29, 2020 | Washington Post
It was Tarshis who gave the comedian the memorable epithet “jell-O Man.”
But his wavering and equivocal history on the marriage issue more properly suggests a profile in jell-O.
But writing about a dancing duo that was never filmed is like trying to nail the jell-O from the next room.
“Speaking about dance is like nailing jell-O to the wall,” or so the saying, sometimes attributed to Merce Cunningham, goes.
As a member of its cast for almost 30 years, I must admit this feels a little like tacking pieces of jell-O to a bulletin board.
She's going to have her currant jell' made right away, even whilst the currants are half green.Dorothy at Skyrie | Evelyn Raymond
More'n that, when I get my jell' done I'm going to send Mrs. Calvert a tumbler and compare notes.Dorothy at Skyrie | Evelyn Raymond
He turned and screamed at their long white faces; and still they came on, all stuck together, like some horrible jell—.The Longest Journey | E. M. Forster
The marmalade was then allowed to boil until a little dropped on a cold saucer would begin to jell.A Little Preserving Book for a Little Girl | Amy Waterman
Without pectin, however, it is impossible to make the juice solidify, or jell.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 5 | Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
British Dictionary definitions for jell
to make or become gelatinous; congeal
(intr) to assume definite form: his ideas have jelled
US an informal word for jelly 1
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