Definition of ice-bound in English:

ice-bound

adjective

  • Completely surrounded or covered by ice.

    ‘the lake was ice-bound’
    • ‘His story completed, the chilled and weakened Victor Frankenstein died there on the ice-bound ship, unavenged.’
    • ‘In the small fishing village of his forebears Quoyle discovers an ice-bound version of Sea Change's Pearl Bay.’
    • ‘Consider the town of Bamiyan, in the isolated, ice-bound northwest region dominated by the Hazara, the country's Shiite minority.’
    • ‘Its liveaboard package to the Barents Sea in January left 22 divers ice-bound for four months in a guano barge.’
    • ‘I am sure his daughter in ice-bound Toronto appreciates a diary that provides useful information like when Vesak Day is.’
    • ‘The Arctic's ice-bound seas are like unscaled mountains to climbers: they must be attempted because they are there.’
    • ‘I have a picture of some ice-bound outpost in my mind at the moment.’
    • ‘They were attempting to escape their ice-bound ship and find help.’
    • ‘This dramatic shift to an ice-bound climate explains the existence of frozen mammoths and the demise of a number of megafauna.’
    • ‘The remainder focuses on Jack's efforts to trek cross-country through the blizzards to save his estranged son Sam, who's trapped in ice-bound Manhattan.’
    • ‘While in Canada Jack would return home during the Canadian winter because he could not work in the ice-bound conditions.’
    • ‘Rogers speculates leopard seals might use these clicks to echolocate food and air holes during dark, ice-bound winters.’
    • ‘Its best sequences, involving sirens, an ice-bound ship and a giant octopus, are great fun and the pace is relentless.’
    • ‘This is considered to be the first glimpse of an AFP in an ice-bound state.’
    • ‘I recall a mini-series on Cook's life in which, ice-bound and with the ship possibly breaking up, he commented to an officer, ‘I can't swim.’’
    frozen, frozen over, iced over, ice-bound, ice-covered, iced up, frosty, frosted, glassy, like a sheet of glass, slippery
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Pronunciation:

ice-bound

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