One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Become covered or blocked with ice.‘the wings iced over, forcing the pilot to dive’
freeze, freeze over, turn into ice, harden, solidifyView synonyms
- ‘Freezing fog left it so heavily iced up, it was destined for disaster.’
- ‘Anna knew it was pointless to continue, since it was so cold that it would keep icing over, yet she could not stop.’
- ‘With the exception of a few duck-inhabited zones, it was all iced over.’
- ‘My colour will drain, my body ice over and my eyes grow cloudy, until morning - sweet morning!’
- ‘If the defrost timer fails, the freezer can ice up and stop cooling properly.’
- ‘Meanwhile, it's suddenly become cold enough to ice up my stubble if I cycle fast enough.’
- ‘Because even as I speak the freezer is icing up nicely.’
- ‘From the F - 16, the crew could see that the windows of the Learjet had iced over.’
- ‘She could feel everything climbing to the top of her head, then stopping, icing over into one solid block.’
- ‘Another standards consideration is that a very expensive regulator testing machine could ice up and break!’
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