Definition of ice over (or up) in US English:

ice over (or up)

phrasal verb

  • Become completely covered or blocked with ice.

    ‘the wings iced over, forcing the pilot to dive’
    • ‘Suddenly he ran across an iced over puddle of water and he fell down onto the snow.’
    • ‘Quickly, he turned to the door and found the handle and the seams of the door iced over, which helped trap the water as well.’
    • ‘It's also kind of dangerous because there is a water spout that empties right there and that ices over at night.’
    freeze, freeze over, turn into ice, harden, solidify
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