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on ice

Definition of on ice

  1. 1 :  on top of or among pieces of ice in order to be kept cool <I'll put the champagne on ice.>

  2. 2 informal :  in the state of being delayed for a time <We'll have to put/keep the project on ice until more funds become available.>

  3. 3 US informal :  in a condition that makes victory certain <With that last goal they put the game on ice.>



Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  frozen water

    :  a sheet or stretch of ice

    :  a substance resembling ice

  1. :  to coat with or convert into ice

    :  to chill with ice

    :  to supply with ice


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