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    dock/icing/on ice/keep a close eye

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?

    The Soyuz TMA-18 docked to the International Space Station.

    dock (v) = to couple (two or more spacecraft, for example) in space

    When icing occurs, a linesman stops play.

    (icing in ice hockey occurs when a player shoots the puck across at least two red lines, the
    opposing team's goal line being the last, from the defensive half of the rink over the opponent's goal line.)

    When cake has cooled, decorate it with icing, candied fruits, chocolate, berries or jam.

    icing = a coating or covering resembling ice, as of sugar and milk or white of egg

    Weatherman reports of icing.

    icing = a coating of ice on a solid object

    icing on ships is a serious hazard where cold temperatures (below about -10C) combined with high wind speed (typically force 8 or above on the Beaufort scale) result in spray blown off the sea freezing immediately on contact with the ship

    The score was 20-10 in the last inning, and our team had the game on ice.

    on ice = the same as won; sure to be won; with a good chance of success

    You will have to put your vacation plans on ice until your debts are paid.

    The senator was voted out of office. He is on ice until the next election

    on ice = away for safekeeping or later use; aside; in reserve or readiness

    He's been on ice for ten years.

    on ice = in prison

    Brooke warns Annie she'll be keeping a close eye on her, just as JR asked her to.

    keep a close eye = keep a close watch = observe with continuous attention

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.

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    Re: dock/icing/on ice/keep a close eye

    The Soyuz TMA-18 docked to the International Space Station.
    I'd use docked with

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