from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- intransitive verb To become firm or gelatinous; congeal.
- intransitive verb To take shape or become clear; crystallize.
- intransitive verb To cause to become firm or gelatinous.
- intransitive verb To cause to take shape; make clear and definite; crystallize.
from The Century Dictionary.
- To assume the consistence of jelly.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- intransitive verb colloq. To jelly.
- intransitive verb To take on a more concrete or substantial form; -- of ideas, plans, programs, etc.
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- noun a
- verb To
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- verb become gelatinous
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
He was preaching rainbow for decades before Obama made the idea jell politically.
The film helped the already-close family "jell," says Mr. Tan, who recounts in the film how his mother with "movie star" looks nursed him back to health about 20 years ago when he fell ill in his final year of law school.
There will be no tears shed over jelly that will not "jell" if all young housewives will learn the simple test for pectin; to find out whether a juice contains pectin or not is
"You may 'jell' all you like on that score," Jack consented.
It never fails to "jell," which point is the cause of so much anxiety to amateur jelly-makers.
But there were always emergencies, and the Alcott girls had to know what to put on a black-and-blue spot, and why the jelly failed to "jell," and how to hang a skirt, and bake a cake, and iron a table-cloth.
"Mebbe she's makin 'jell'," suggested Hannah Sophia.
This isn't a "jell" year for us because we know we have a five-year, or six-year deal.
"I think if you look at the way the Washington Redskin (s) played in some of the games toward the end of the season, they started to kind of jell together, have that chemistry, they started to play together and they played in a lot of close games.
But Tohoku Electric didn't formally apply to build a reactor until a decade later, by which time local opposition began to jell despite ¥3.1 billion in "cooperation funds" given to Maki by the utility.