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icenoun

uk   us   /aɪs/

ice noun (FROZEN WATER)

A2 [U] water that has frozen and become solid, or pieces of this: The pond was covered in ice all winter. Would you like ice in your juice? I've put a couple of bottles of champagne on ice (= in a container of ice to get cold). He slipped on a patch of ice.
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ice noun (ICE CREAM)

[C] UK old-fashioned an ice cream, especially one bought in a shop: The shop sign said "Drinks, Cakes, Ices!"

ice noun (JEWELLERY)

Idioms

iceverb [T]

uk   us   /aɪs/

ice verb [T] (COVER CAKES)

UK (US usually frost) to cover a cake with icing (= a food made mainly with sugar): I've made her a chocolate cake - now I just need to ice it.

ice verb [T] (KILL)

US slang to murder someone
Phrasal verbs
Translations of “ice”
in Arabic ثَلْج…
in Korean 얼음…
in Malaysian ais, ais krim, ais lemon…
in French glace, crème glacée, sorbet…
in Turkish buz…
in Italian ghiaccio…
in Chinese (Traditional) 結冰的水, 冰, 冰塊…
in Russian лед…
in Polish lód…
in Vietnamese băng, kem, món tráng miệng có vị hoa quả (Mỹ)…
in Spanish hielo, helado, postre…
in Portuguese gelo…
in Thai น้ำแข็ง, ไอศกรีม…
in German das Eis…
in Catalan gel, glaç…
in Japanese 氷…
in Indonesian es, es krim, kue…
in Chinese (Simplified) 结冰的水, 冰, 冰块…
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