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ice

ice

 
 
pronunciation:
aIs
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
phrases:
break the ice, on ice
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: water in a frozen, solid state.
 
definition 2: a body of frozen surface water, as on a lake.
definition 3: a dessert made of sweetened crushed ice.
definition 4: (slang) a diamond or diamonds.
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phrase: break the ice
phrase: on ice
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: iced, ices, icing
definition 1: to cover with a layer of ice.
definition 2: to make very cold, esp. through contact with ice; chill.
similar words:
chill
definition 3: to coat or decorate with icing.
similar words:
glaze
definition 4: (informal) to ensure success in.
Her performance in the interview iced the job.
definition 5: in hockey, to shoot (the puck) from one's defensive zone across the end line of the opposing team's defensive zone.
definition 6: (slang) to kill.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to change into a solid, frozen state; freeze.
definition 2: to become coated with ice (often fol. by up or over).
The pond iced over in January.
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  • iced:
    served cold or with ice.
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