ice over/up

phrasal verb

iced over/up; icing over/up; ices over/up
: to become covered with ice
The freezing rain caused the roads to ice over.
As the weather grew colder, the pond iced over.
The wings of the plane iced up during the storm.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Glaciers form when snow is compacted into ice over hundreds of years. Marissa Grunes, Smithsonian Magazine, 10 Jan. 2023 After all, Bestgen said, bass evolved to endure waters that ice over in winter. Brandon Loomis, The Arizona Republic, 19 July 2022 The winter blast could ice over a large swath of eastern North Carolina and the northeastern corner of South Carolina, while dumping snow around Norfolk, Virginia, the National Weather Service said. NBC News, 21 Jan. 2022 But the comments will rattle U.S.-Turkish relations, already on ice over a litany of disagreements, and could damage relations between Biden and Erdogan, who had a warm relationship with Trump. Ben Gittleson, ABC News, 24 Apr. 2021 On March 24, Parise entered the NHL's COVID protocols and was removed last Saturday, getting back on the ice over the weekend while the team was on the road. Sarah Mclellan, Star Tribune, 7 Apr. 2021 But as a look through NHL history shows, some truly horrendous teams have taken the ice over the years. Jace Evans, USA TODAY, 2 Apr. 2021 Another group estimated the widespread prevalence of tiny shadowed pockmarks on the lunar landscape, possible shelter for water ice over an area of 15,000 square miles. Author: Ben Guarino, Joel Achenbach, Anchorage Daily News, 26 Oct. 2020 In this scenario, Greenland will likely still lose more than 8 trillion tons of ice over the course of this century—a faster rate than at any other point in the last 12,000 years. Chelsea Harvey, Scientific American, 1 Oct. 2020 See More

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“Ice over/up.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jun. 2023.

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