break the ice Meaning in the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary

Meaning of “break the ice” - Learner’s Dictionary

break the ice

B2 to make people who have not met before feel relaxed with each other, often by starting a conversationCalming and relaxingBeing, becoming friends and getting to know someone
Translations of “break the ice”
in Chinese (Traditional) 打破冷場…
in Russian создавать непринужденную атмосферу…
in Turkish havayı yumuşatmak, resmiyeti kaldırmak, buzları kırmak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 打破冷场…
in Polish przełamać lody…
(Definition of break the ice from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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