Definition of gel verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    gel

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//dʒel//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//dʒel//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they gel
    BrE BrE//dʒel//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//dʒel//
     
    he / she / it gels
    BrE BrE//dʒelz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//dʒelz//
     
    past simple gelled
    BrE BrE//dʒeld//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//dʒeld//
     
    past participle gelled
    BrE BrE//dʒeld//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//dʒeld//
     
    -ing form gelling
    BrE BrE//ˈdʒelɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʒelɪŋ//
     
    Styling hair
     
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  1. 1[intransitive] (British English) (also jell North American English, British English) (of two or more people) to work well together; to form a successful group We just didn't gel as a group.
  2. 2[intransitive] (British English) (also jell North American English, British English) (of an idea, a thought, a plan, etc.) to become clearer and more definite; to work well Ideas were beginning to gel in my mind. That day, everything gelled.
  3. 3[intransitive] (also jell especially in North American English) (specialist) (of a liquid) to become thicker and more solid; to form a gel
  4. 4[transitive, usually passive] gel something to put gel on your hair See related entries: Styling hair
  5. Word Originverb sense 4 late 19th cent.: abbreviation of gelatin. verb senses 1 to 3 late 19th cent.: gel from gel ‘gelatin’; the variant jell is a back-formation from jelly.
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