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English definition of “break the ice”

break the ice

informal
B2 to make people who have not met before feel more relaxed with each other: Someone suggested that we play a party game to break the ice. → See also icebreakerCalming and relaxing
(Definition of break the ice from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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