Character 6
Hyphenation freeze
Pronunciations /ˈfɹiːz/

Definitions and meanings of "Freeze"

What do we mean by freeze?

To pass from the liquid to the solid state by loss of heat. intransitive verb

To acquire a surface or coat of ice from cold. intransitive verb

To become clogged or jammed because of the formation of ice. intransitive verb

To be at that degree of temperature at which ice forms. intransitive verb

To be killed or harmed by cold or frost. intransitive verb

To be or feel uncomfortably cold. intransitive verb

To become fixed, stuck, or attached by or as if by frost. intransitive verb

To stop functioning properly, usually temporarily. intransitive verb

To become motionless or immobile, as from surprise or attentiveness. intransitive verb

To become unable to act or speak, as from fear. intransitive verb

To become rigid and inflexible; solidify. intransitive verb

To convert into ice. intransitive verb

To cause ice to form upon. intransitive verb

To cause to congeal or stiffen from extreme cold. intransitive verb

To preserve (foods, for example) by subjecting to freezing temperatures. intransitive verb

To damage, kill, or make inoperative by cold or by the formation of ice. intransitive verb

Especially of a liquid, to become solid due to low temperature.

To lower something's temperature to the point that it freezes or becomes hard.

To drop to a temperature below zero degrees celsius, where water turns to ice.

To be affected by extreme cold.

(of machines and software) To come to a sudden halt, stop working (functioning).

(of people and other animals) To stop (become motionless) or be stopped due to attentiveness, fear, surprise, etc.

To cause someone to become motionless.

To lose or cause to lose warmth of feeling; to shut out; to ostracize.

To cause loss of animation or life in, from lack of heat; to give the sensation of cold to; to chill.

To prevent the movement or liquidation of a person's financial assets

Of prices, spending etc., to keep at the same level, without any increase.

Synonyms and Antonyms for Freeze

The word "freeze" in example sentences

The beginning, where all the children of Britain freeze, is nicely spooky, but then we cut to Gwen (Eve Myles) getting back to work. ❋ Unknown (2009)

"Netanyahu needs to show that extending the freeze is a very, very difficult thing to do and it's going to cost him a lot, and if its going to cost him he will need some compensation," said a senior Israeli official. ❋ Charles Levinson (2010)

Naturally the credit industry, our close friends who care only that we are properly served a healthy portion of credit, think that such a freeze is a problem and consumers will not be happy. ❋ Unknown (2005)

You enter this palace by four great portals, beautiful with sculptured figgers and ornaments, and as you go on in the colonnade you see beautiful paintin's illustratin 'the rise and progress of Art. And way up on the outside, on what they call the freeze of the buildin' ❋ Marietta Holley (1881)

Continuing the settlement "freeze" is a small but important first step in demonstrating to Palestinians the sincerity of the U.S. and Israel in achieving a peace agreement. ❋ Osamah Khalil (2010)

A batch or organs would make a man very rich, and it would be easy to put someone in freeze and never wake them up. ❋ Unknown (2010)

The settlement freeze is a real sticking point here. ❋ Unknown (2010)

I usually go to the slushie machine until I get brain freeze before coming back. ❋ Unknown (2009)

Don't know why but I have a brain freeze on that word. ❋ Unknown (2009)

Lapan could not say what, if any, other meetings and exchanges will resume, but he said this when asked whether the freeze is over. ❋ Unknown (2010)

But a straight spending freeze is a blunt instrument that has no place in responsible budgeting. ❋ Unknown (2010)

"Sometimes they go out and have a brain freeze — but they 're probably more angry at themselves than we are at them for messing up," said Petra Pope, the Nets 'vice president of entertainment and event marketing. ❋ Hannah Karp (2010)

An across-the-board hiring freeze is certainly easy to do, but history tells us it will lead to uneven capacity, diminish government's performance and increase the likelihood of missteps that may further erode the public's trust. ❋ Max Stier (2010)

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