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American English: /aɪs/
British English: /ʌɪs/

Translation of ice in Spanish:


  • 1 uncountable
    (frozen water)
    at 0°C water turns to ice
    a 0°C el agua se transforma en hielo
    the lakes and ponds turned to ice
    se helaron los lagos y estanques
    her feet turned to ice
    se le helaron or congelaron los pies
    your hands are like ice!
    ¡tienes las manos heladas!
    she has a heart of ice
    tiene el corazón como un témpano de hielo
    it's as cold as ice in here
    aquí hace un frío que te congelas
    on iceto put something on ice
    dejar algo en suspenso
    aparcar algo (Spain)
    the plans have been put on ice until next year
    los planes han quedado en suspenso or han sido aparcados hasta el año que viene
    I'm keeping that money on ice just in case (American English)
    voy a dejar ese dinero en reserva por si acaso
    that score put the game on ice for the Tigers (American English)
    con ese tanto los Tigers se aseguraron la victoria
    to be o skate o walk o tread on thin ice
    estar en or andar por or pisar terreno peligroso or resbaladizo
    to break the ice
    (overcome reserve) (American English) (make a start)
    to cut no iceit cuts no ice with me
    me deja frío
    me deja tal cual
    the proposal cut no ice
    la propuesta cayó en el vacío
    (before noun) (crystal/cave)
    de hielo
    Example sentences
    • Her foot broke through a patch of brittle ice to black frozen mud below.
    • In a matter of seconds, the toxarin was frozen into a solid block of ice.
    • A blue beam shot out of my armor and froze Floria in a solid block of ice.
  • 3 uncountable (diamonds) [slang] [dated]
    pedruscos (masculine plural) [colloquial]
    brillantes (masculine plural)
    Example sentences
    • The pricey drink comes with just one piece of ice: a diamond.

transitive verb

  • 1
    (by adding ice cubes)
    ponerle hielo a
  • 2
    (cake) (con fondant)
    Example sentences
    • If they can't wait long enough to ice fairy cakes, have some extra that can be eaten immediately.
    • I slammed the kitchen door on the pair of them and set about icing my cake.
    • England, however, made the fatal error of believing this advance publicity - and in their haste, they tried to ice their cake before it had had time to cool.
  • 3
    (victory) (American English) [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • Her three-point play with 1: 31 left iced the Huskies' victory over Oklahoma in San Antonio.
    • Detroit has iced a contender in each of the past dozen years.
  • 4
    lanzar hasta el otro extremo de la pista

Phrasal verbs

ice over

ice up verb + adverb (especially British English)

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