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Definition of mellow verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they mellow
    he / she / it mellows
    past simple mellowed
    -ing form mellowing
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  1. 1[intransitive, transitive] to become or make someone become less extreme in behavior, etc., especially as a result of growing older She had mellowed a great deal since their days at college. mellow somebody A period spent working abroad had done nothing to mellow him.
  2. 2[intransitive, transitive] mellow (something) to become, or make a color become, less bright, especially over a period of time
  3. 3[intransitive, transitive] mellow (something) to develop or make wine develop a pleasant and less bitter taste over a period of time
  4. Phrasal Verbsmellow out
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