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  Definition of freeze
  1. fixing (of prices or wages etc) at a particular level; "a freeze on hiring"
  2. an interruption or temporary suspension of progress or movement; "a halt in the arms race"; "a nuclear freeze"
  3. weather cold enough to cause freezing
  4. the withdrawal of heat to change something from a liquid to a solid
  5. suddenly behave coldly and formally; "She froze when she saw her ex-husband"
  6. anesthetize by cold
  7. be cold; "I could freeze to death in this office when the air conditioning is turned on"
  8. prohibit the conversion or use of (assets); "Blocked funds"; "Freeze the assets of this hostile government"
  9. stop a process or a habit by imposing a freeze on it; "Suspend the aid to the war-torn country"
  10. change to ice; "The water in the bowl froze"
  11. cause to freeze; "Freeze the leftover food"
  12. change from a liquid to a solid when cold; "Water freezes at 32 degrees Fahrenheit"
  13. stop moving or become immobilized; "When he saw the police car he froze"
  14. be very cold, below the freezing point; "It is freezing in Kalamazoo"
Similar Words: halt, frost, freezing, block, immobilize, immobilise, suspend, freeze out, freeze down, stop dead

 

Hyponyms: hiring freeze, price freeze, wage freeze, freeze-drying, lyophilization, lyophilisation, frost, icing, glaciate, deep freeze, quick-freeze, flash-freeze, fixate, settle on

 

Grouped Verbs: freeze out, freeze down

 

Entailments: solidify

 

Derivational Morphology: block, immobilize, immobilise, stop, halt, kibosh, hold, arrest, suspend, frost, freeze out, freeze down, pause, intermission, break, interruption, suspension, abeyance, respite, reprieve, hiatus, abatement, freezing, deep-freeze, Deepfreeze, deep freezer, freezer

 

Language Translations:
Breton: chom and skornañ and sonnañ   Catalan: congelar and glaçar  
Dutch: bevriezen and verstijven   Finnish: jäädyttää and jäätyä and jähmettyä  
French: congeler and glacer and se figer   German: einfrieren and erstarren and gefrieren  
Indonesian: beku   Interlingua: congelar  
Italian: congelare and raffreddare   Japanese: 凍る  
Korean: 얼다 and 얼리다 and 얼어붙다   Polish: zamarzać and zastygnąć  
Portuguese: congelar   Romanian: îngheţa  
Russian: замерзать and замирать and замораживать   Spanish: helar  
Swedish: frysa   Turkish: dondurmak and donmak  
 
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