1 cold enough for frost
be, look
become, get, turn (BrE)

when the weather turns frosty

remain, stay
cold and frosty

The day dawned cold and frosty.

2 unfriendly
be, look, seem
become, turn

He cool green eyes became positively frosty.

decidedly, distinctly, positively, very

The atmosphere in the room was decidedly frosty.

Frosty is used with these nouns: ↑morning, ↑reception, ↑weather

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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