Definitions for freezefriz

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

freezefriz(v.; n.)froze, fro•zen, freez•ing

  1. (v.i.)to become hardened into ice or into a solid body; change from the liquid to the solid state by loss of heat.

    Category: Physics

  2. to become hard or stiffened because of loss of heat.

    Category: Physics

  3. to suffer the effects or sensation of intense cold:

    We froze until the heat came on.

  4. to be of the degree of cold at which water freezes:

    It may freeze tonight.

    Category: Physics

  5. to lose warmth of feeling:

    My heart froze at the news.

  6. to become speechless or immobilized.

  7. to stop suddenly and remain motionless:

    I froze in my tracks.

  8. to become obstructed by the formation of ice:

    The water pipes froze.

  9. to die or be injured because of frost or cold.

  10. to become fixed to something by or as if by the action of frost.

  11. to become unfriendly, secretive, or aloof (often fol. by up).

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  12. to become temporarily inoperable; cease to function (often fol. by up):

    The new software makes my computer freeze.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  13. (v.t.)to change from a fluid to a solid form by loss of heat; congeal.

    Category: Physics

  14. to form ice on the surface of.

    Category: Physics

  15. to harden or stiffen (an object containing moisture) by cold.

  16. to quick-freeze.

  17. to subject to freezing temperature.

  18. to cause to suffer the effects of intense cold.

  19. to chill with fear.

  20. to immobilize with fright or alarm.

  21. to kill by frost or cold:

    A late snow froze the buds.

  22. to fix fast with ice:

    a sled frozen to a sidewalk.

  23. to obstruct or close by the formation of ice:

    Cold had frozen the pipes.

  24. to fix (rents, prices, etc.) at a specific amount, usu. by government order.

    Category: Government

  25. to stop or limit production, use, or development of:

    an agreement to freeze nuclear weapons.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Government

  26. to prevent (assets) from being liquidated or collected.

    Category: Business

  27. to render (a part of the body) insensitive to pain or slower in its functioning by artificial means.

    Category: Surgery

  28. to discourage by unfriendly or aloof behavior.

  29. to photograph (a moving subject) at a shutter speed fast enough to produce an unblurred, seemingly motionless image.

    Category: Photography

  30. to stop by means of a freeze-frame mechanism.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Showbiz

  31. to maintain possession of (a ball or puck) for as long as possible usu. without trying to score.

    Category: Sports and Games

  32. freeze out, to exclude or compel to withdraw from participation, esp. by cold treatment or severe competition.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  33. freeze over, to become coated with ice.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  34. (n.)an act or instance of freezing.

  35. the state of being frozen.

  36. a period of very cold weather.

    Category: Meteorology

  37. a legislative action to control prices, rents, production, etc.

    Category: Government

  38. a decision by one or more nations to stop or limit production or development of weapons.

    Category: Government

Origin of freeze:

bef. 1000; ME fresen, OE frēosan


Princeton's WordNet

  1. freeze, freezing(noun)

    the withdrawal of heat to change something from a liquid to a solid

  2. freeze, frost(noun)

    weather cold enough to cause freezing

  3. freeze, halt(noun)

    an interruption or temporary suspension of progress or movement

    "a halt in the arms race"; "a nuclear freeze"

  4. freeze(verb)

    fixing (of prices or wages etc) at a particular level

    "a freeze on hiring"

  5. freeze, stop dead(verb)

    stop moving or become immobilized

    "When he saw the police car he froze"

  6. freeze(verb)

    change to ice

    "The water in the bowl froze"

  7. freeze(verb)

    be cold

    "I could freeze to death in this office when the air conditioning is turned on"

  8. freeze(verb)

    cause to freeze

    "Freeze the leftover food"

  9. freeze, suspend(verb)

    stop a process or a habit by imposing a freeze on it

    "Suspend the aid to the war-torn country"

  10. freeze(verb)

    be very cold, below the freezing point

    "It is freezing in Kalamazoo"

  11. freeze, freeze out, freeze down(verb)

    change from a liquid to a solid when cold

    "Water freezes at 32 degrees Fahrenheit"

  12. freeze, block, immobilize, immobilise(verb)

    prohibit the conversion or use of (assets)

    "Blocked funds"; "Freeze the assets of this hostile government"

  13. freeze(verb)

    anesthetize by cold

  14. freeze(verb)

    suddenly behave coldly and formally

    "She froze when she saw her ex-husband"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. freeze(verb)friz

    ≠ thaw

    The puddles had all frozen.; Freeze the bread to make it last longer.

  2. freezefriz

    to be very cold

    I froze in my thin dress.; hikers who froze to death in the cold

  3. freezefriz

    º C (32º F) or lower

    It's supposed to freeze tonight.

  4. freezefriz

    to stop or make stop working as a result of ice

    The locks on the car were frozen.; The below-zero temperatures froze the pipes.

  5. freezefriz

    (of people) to suddenly stop moving

    We all froze at the sound of the scream.

  6. freezefriz

    to stop or make a computer stop working temporarily

    My screen froze and then crashed.; The video froze my computer.

  7. freezefriz

    to keep a number, amount, or level the same as it was

    Congressional salaries are to be frozen at last year's levels.

  8. freezefriz

    to stop all activity in a bank or investment account

    The company froze its pension plan.

  9. freeze(noun)friz

    º C (32º F) or lower

    a freeze warning for tonight

  10. freezefriz

    a period when a number, amount, or level is frozen

    a price freeze

  11. freezefriz

    a period when an activity is stopped

    a freeze on recruitment


  1. freeze(Noun)

    A period of intensely cold weather.

  2. freeze(Noun)

    A precise draw weight shot where a delivered stone comes to a stand-still against a stationary stone, making it nearly impossible to knock out.

  3. freeze(Noun)

    A halt of a regular operation.

  4. freeze(Noun)

    A block on pay rises.

  5. freeze(Verb)

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

  6. freeze(Verb)

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

    Don't freeze meat twice.

  7. freeze(Verb)

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

    It didn't freeze this winter, but last winter was very harsh.

  8. freeze(Verb)

    To be affected by extreme cold.

  9. freeze(Verb)

    To become motionless.

  10. freeze(Verb)

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

    Over time, he froze towards her, and ceased to react to her friendly advances.

  11. freeze(Verb)

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

    The court froze the criminal's bank account

  12. Origin: From fresen, from freosan, from freusanan (compare Dutch vriezen, German frieren, Swedish frysa), from preus (compare Welsh (Northern) rhew, Latin pruina, and Sanskrit pruṣvá 'water drop, frost' ).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Freeze(noun)

    a frieze

  2. Freeze(verb)

    to become congealed by cold; to be changed from a liquid to a solid state by the abstraction of heat; to be hardened into ice or a like solid body

  3. Freeze(verb)

    to become chilled with cold, or as with cold; to suffer loss of animation or life by lack of heat; as, the blood freezes in the veins

  4. Freeze(verb)

    to congeal; to harden into ice; to convert from a fluid to a solid form by cold, or abstraction of heat

  5. Freeze(verb)

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

  6. Freeze(noun)

    the act of congealing, or the state of being congealed


  1. Freeze

    Freeze is the title of an art exhibition that took place in July 1988 in an empty London Port Authority building at Surrey Docks in London Docklands. Its main organiser was Damien Hirst. It was significant in the subsequent development of the Young British Artists.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. freeze

    To lock an evolving software distribution or document against changes so it can be released with some hope of stability. Carries the strong implication that the item in question will ‘unfreeze’ at some future date. “OK, fix that bug and we'll freeze for release.” There are more specific constructions on this term. A feature freeze, for example, locks out modifications intended to introduce new features but still allows bugfixes and completion of existing features; a code freeze connotes no more changes at all. At Sun Microsystems and elsewhere, one may also hear references to code slush — that is, an almost-but-not-quite frozen state.

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'freeze' in Verbs Frequency: #728

Translations for freeze

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to make into or become ice

It's so cold that the river has frozen over.

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