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    freeze

    freeze - Dictionary definition and meaning for word freeze

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