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.’
    • ‘It's also kind of dangerous because there is a water spout that empties right there and that ices over at night.’
    • ‘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.’
    freeze, freeze over, turn into ice, harden, solidify
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