verbverb jells, verb jelling, verb jelled[no object]
1mainly North American (of a liquid or semi-liquid substance) set or become more solid.‘she works at it all day but can't get the jelly to jell’
set, stiffen, solidify, thicken, harden
- ‘chicken or fish stock will jell when chilled’
2mainly North American (of a project or idea) take a definite form or begin to work well.
take shape, come together, fall into place, happen, take form, form, emerge, crystallize, materialize, become definite
- ‘he decided to do a different film that would jell at the box office’
- 2.1(of people) work well together.
- ‘we went out there and tried to win, but we just didn't jell’
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