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Ice up.- (insep) (river, road, lake, engine, wings) When something ices up, it becomes covered in ice so that
it doesn't work properly.
- Sometimes Atlanta ices up and you don't want to drive if you can avoid it.
- The river ices up in the winter and public areas are inaccessible after the snow falls.
- The pathway is steep and iced up in winter.
Idle away [Idle something away].- (afternoon, day, hours, time) When you idle something away, you spend your time doing nothing in particular. Loaf away
- SomI spent the day idling away the time at home.
- We idled away the afternoon watching the rain and sipping our drinks.
- He idled away the hours by gambling with his friends.
Iron out [Iron something out].- (problems, difficulties,
differences, details, faults, misunderstanding; crease, fold) When you iron something out, you get rid of a problem or find an anwer for
- They managed to iron out all the problems
with the new production process.
- The system has been tested in the UK for the last 9 months to iron out any teething problems.
- We still have a long way to go before we iron out all the current financial difficulties.
Invite in [Invite somebody in].- When you invite somebody in, you ask them to come in. Ask in
- They were not expecting her but invited her in for a cup of tea and a chat.
Invite out [Invite somebody out].- When you invite somebody over, you ask them to go with you for
a meal, to see a show, etc. Ask out
- I invited her out again, and she said she really wanted to go dancing.
Invite over, invite round [Invite somebody over, invite somebody round].- When you invite somebody over, you ask them to pay
you a visit.
- Do you invite them over for food after the service?
- The best way to celebrate and thank people is to invite them round to your place for a party.
Itch for [Itch for something].- (insep) When you itch for something, you desperately want to
have it or do it. Long for
- She's just returned from a hunting trip in the Himalayas, and she's itching for a new challenge.