freeze over

1 of 2

verb

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

freeze-over

2 of 2

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

Verb

freeze entry 1 + over

Noun

freeze over

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“Freeze over.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/freeze%20over. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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