freeze over(redirected from freezing over)
To become covered in ice, often of a body of water. I know the lake has frozen over, but I still don't think it's safe for you kids to go skating on it.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
[for a body of water] to get cold and form a layer of ice on top. The pond froze over, so we went skating.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
1. To freeze completely at the surface: Once the pond freezes over we can go skating.
2. To become covered with a layer of ice: The bridge has frozen over, so drive very carefully.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.