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freeze

freeze

 
 
pronunciation:
friz
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: freezes, freezing, froze, frozen
definition 1: to harden into ice or become solid from cold temperatures.
Water freezes at 32 degrees Fahrenheit.
antonyms:
melt, thaw
definition 2: to become blocked by or filled with ice.
The water pipes froze this winter.
definition 3: to suddenly stop moving or become still.
The policeman shouted "Freeze!"I froze in my tracks when I heard footsteps behind me.
definition 4: to feel very cold.
She said she was freezing and went back inside.
antonyms:
thaw
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of freezing or state of being frozen.
Skaters are disappointed that there has been no lake freeze yet this year.
definition 2: a period of very cold weather.
The long freeze was bad for the plants.
antonyms:
thaw
derivation: freezable (adj.)
Word Builder: freeze +
  • freezer:
    a very cold refrigerator that freezes foods.
  • freezing:
    very cold.
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