Penniless, esp from gambling; broke, tapped out (1950s+ Gambling)
[melt-doun] /ˈmɛltˌdaʊn/ noun 1. the melting of a significant portion of a nuclear-reactor core due to inadequate cooling of the fuel elements, a condition that could lead to the escape of radiation. 2. a quickly developing breakdown or collapse: a bond-market meltdown; the meltdown of a marriage. 3. Informal. a sudden loss of control over […]
/mɛlˈtɛmɪ/ noun 1. a northerly wind in the northeast Mediterranean; etesian wind
[mel-ter] /ˈmɛl tər/ noun 1. a person or thing that . 2. a person in charge of a steelmaking furnace.
[melt] /mɛlt/ verb (used without object), melted, melted or molten, melting. 1. to become liquefied by warmth or heat, as ice, snow, butter, or metal. 2. to become liquid; dissolve: Let the cough drop melt in your mouth. 3. to pass, dwindle, or fade gradually (often followed by away): His fortune slowly melted away. 4. […]