ice-up

[ ahys-uhp ]
/ ˈaɪsˌʌp /

noun

Origin of ice-up

First recorded in 1965–70; noun use of verb phrase ice up

Definition for ice-up (2 of 2)

Origin of ice

before 900; 1905–10 for def 8a; Middle English, Old English īs; cognate with German Eis, Old Norse īss

Related forms

ice·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)

ice

/ (aɪs) /

noun

verb

Derived Forms

iceless, 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)

ICE


abbreviation for (in Britain)

Institution of Civil Engineers
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Science definitions for ice-up

ice

[ 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

ice


see break the ice; cut no ice; on ice; on thin ice; put on ice; tip of the iceberg.

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