freeze over

verb

Definition of freeze over 

(Entry 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

freeze-over

noun
plural -s

Definition of freeze-over (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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freeze entry 1 + over

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