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intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: freezes, freezing, froze, frozen
definition 1: to become hardened into ice or a solid form through loss of heat.
The water in our pond usually freezes in January.
melt, thaw
definition 2: to become clogged by ice.
The water pipes froze when our furnace was broken last winter.
definition 3: to lose mobility or flexibility; become rigid.
The lock has frozen and I can't get into my car.
definition 4: to suddenly stop or become immobile.
His face froze in fear.
similar words:
check, lock
definition 5: to feel the effects of intense cold.
She said she was freezing and went back inside.
overheat, thaw
definition 6: to die of intense cold.
You must bring the dog inside! He'll freeze out there.Some of the homeless people froze to death in the bitter cold.
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to make into ice or a solid form by subjecting to cold.
I accidentally froze the orange juice.
melt, thaw
definition 2: to store food at a very low temperature so that it becomes solid and able to be preserved for a lengthy period of time.
Freeze the meat if you do not plan to cook it right away.
definition 3: to make immobile or inflexible; make rigid.
definition 4: to cause to feel the effects of intense cold.
The wind froze her cheeks.
overheat, thaw
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definition 5: to cause to die from intense cold.
The icy wind froze the poor creatures.
definition 6: to cause to stop or become suddenly rigid.
Shock and fear froze him in his tracks.
definition 7: to stop the further manufacture of.
That group is working to freeze nuclear weapons.
definition 8: to fix (wages, prices, or the like) at a certain level.
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of freezing or state of being frozen.
melt, thaw
definition 2: a period of severely cold weather.
definition 3: the halting of a process such as the rise of prices or the manufacture of weapons.
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derivation: freezable (adj.)
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  • freezer:
    a very cold refrigerator that freezes foods.
  • freezing:
    very cold.
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