freeze over

1 of 2


intransitive verb

: to become covered with a layer of ice
the pond froze over as early as October

transitive verb

: to cause to become covered with a layer of ice
a single night's cold was enough to freeze over the pond


2 of 2


plural -s
: an instance of freezing over
going skating at the first freeze-over on the pond

Word History



freeze entry 1 + over


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“Freeze over.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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