Meaning of ICE in English

■ noun

1》 frozen water, a brittle transparent crystalline solid.

↘ chiefly Brit. an ~ cream or water ~.

2》 informal diamonds.

■ verb

1》 decorate with icing.

2》 (usu. ~ up/over ) become covered or blocked with ~.

3》 N. Amer. informal clinch (a victory or deal).

4》 N. Amer. informal kill.


break the ~ relieve tension or get conversation going at the start of a party or between strangers.

on ~

1》 (of wine or food) kept chilled using ~.

2》 suspended; on hold.

on thin ~ in a precarious or risky situation.


~d adjective


OE īs , of Gmc origin.

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