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ice

2 verb
     
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ice2 [transitive] especially British English
DFC to cover a cake with icing (=a mixture made of liquid and very fine sugar) [= frost American English]

ice something ↔ down

phrasal verb
MH to cover an injured part of the body in ice to stop it from swelling:
Make sure you ice that ankle down as soon as you get inside.

ice over/up

phrasal verb
to become covered with ice:
Schools were closed when the roads iced over.
The plane's engines had iced up.

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