[ ahys-uhp ]

Origin of ice-up

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

Words Nearby ice-up Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use ice-up in a sentence

  • Most noticeable were "hedges" of ice up to six feet in height on either side of the crevasses which ran southward.

    The Home of the Blizzard | Douglas Mawson
  • This was dragged under the ice up into the house, where it afforded a meal of canned green bark.

    Watched by Wild Animals | Enos A. Mills
  • It must be in perfection, and should be on ice up to the moment of serving, and must tempt the eye as well as the palate.

    The Etiquette of To-day | Edith B. Ordway
  • At Edgewood it pushed colossal blocks of ice up the banks into the roadway, piling them end upon end ten feet in air.

    Homespun Tales | Kate Douglas Wiggin
  • I want to get on to that ice up there if I can, and maybe look over on to the other side of the mountains.

    Jack the Young Explorer | George Bird Grinnell