Meaning of ICE in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ aɪs ]

( ices, icing, iced)

Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.


Ice is frozen water.

Glaciers are moving rivers of ice...

...a bitter lemon with ice.



If you ice a cake, you cover it with icing.

I’ve iced and decorated the cake.

VERB : V n


see also iced , icing


If you break the ice at a party or meeting, or in a new situation, you say or do something to make people feel relaxed and comfortable.

PHRASE : V inflects

see also ice-breaker


If you say that something cuts no ice with you, you mean that you are not impressed or influenced by it.

That sort of romantic attitude cuts no ice with money-men.

PHRASE : V inflects , oft PHR with n


If someone puts a plan or project on ice , they delay doing it.

The deal was put on ice for three months...

PHRASE : PHR after v , v-link PHR


If you say that someone is on thin ice or is skating on thin ice , you mean that they are doing something risky which may have serious or unpleasant consequences.

I had skated on thin ice and, so far, got away with it.


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