freeze over

verb

Definition of freeze over

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

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Origin and Etymology of freeze over

1freeze + over


freeze-over

noun

Definition of freeze-over

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

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