[ ahys-uhp ]
/ ˈaɪsˌʌp /
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Origin of ice-up
First recorded in 1965–70; noun use of verb phrase ice up
Definition for ice-up (2 of 2)
[ ahys ]
/ aɪs /
the solid form of water, produced by freezing; frozen water.
the frozen surface of a body of water.
any substance resembling frozen water: camphor ice.
a frozen dessert made of sweetened water and fruit juice.
British. ice cream.
icing, as on a cake.
reserve; formality: The ice of his manner betrayed his dislike of the new ambassador.
- a diamond or diamonds.
- protection money paid to the police by the operator of an illicit business.
- a fee that a ticket broker pays to a theater manager in order to receive a favorable allotment of tickets.
verb (used with object), iced, ic·ing.
to cover with ice.
to change into ice; freeze.
to cool with ice, as a drink.
to cover (cake, sweet rolls, etc.) with icing; frost.
to refrigerate with ice, as air.
to make cold, as if with ice.
to preserve by placing on ice.
Ice Hockey. (especially in Canada) to put (a team) into formal play.
- to settle or seal; make sure of, as by signing a contract: We'll ice the deal tomorrow.
- to make (a business arrangement) more attractive by adding features or benefits: The star pitcher wouldn't sign his new contract until the team iced it with a big bonus.
- to kill, especially to murder: The mobsters threatened to ice him if he went to the police.
Sports Slang. to establish a winning score or insurmountable lead in or otherwise assure victory in (a game or contest): Her second goal iced the game.
verb (used without object), iced, ic·ing.
to change to ice; freeze: The sherbet is icing in the refrigerator.
to be coated with ice (often followed by up): The windshield has iced up.
of or made of ice: ice shavings; an ice sculpture.
for holding ice and food or drink to be chilled: an ice bucket; an ice chest.
on or done on the ice: ice yachting.
Origin of ice
before 900; 1905–10 for def 8a; Middle English, Old English īs; cognate with German Eis, Old Norse īss
Related formsice·less, adjectiveice·like, adjectivere·ice, verb, re·iced, re·ic·ing.un·ice, verb (used with object), un·iced, un·ic·ing.
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British Dictionary definitions for ice-up (1 of 2)
/ (aɪs) /
water in the solid state, formed by freezing liquid waterRelated adjective: glacial
a portion of ice cream
slang a diamond or diamonds
the field of play in ice hockey
slang a concentrated and highly potent form of methamphetamine with dangerous side effects
break the ice
- to relieve shyness, etc, esp between strangers
- to be the first of a group to do something
cut no ice informal to fail to make an impression
on ice in abeyance; pending
on thin ice unsafe or unsafely; vulnerable or vulnerably
the Ice NZ informal Antarctica
(often foll by up, over, etc) to form or cause to form ice; freeze
(tr) to mix with ice or chill (a drink, etc)
(tr) to cover (a cake, etc) with icing
(tr) US slang to kill
mainly Canadian (in ice hockey)
- to shoot the puck from one end of the rink to the other
- to select which players will play in a game
Derived Formsiceless, adjectiveicelike, adjective
Word Origin for ice
Old English īs; compare Old High German īs, Old Norse īss
British Dictionary definitions for ice-up (2 of 2)
abbreviation for (in Britain)
Institution of Civil Engineers
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Science definitions for ice-up
[ īs ]
A solid consisting of frozen water. Ice forms at or below a temperature of 0°C (32°F). Ice expands during the process of freezing, with the result that its density is lower than that of water.
A solid form of a substance, especially of a substance that is a liquid or a gas at room temperature at sea level on Earth. The nuclei of many comets contain methane ice.
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Idioms and Phrases with ice-up
see break the ice; cut no ice; on ice; on thin ice; put on ice; tip of the iceberg.
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