|1.||[ verb ] change to ice|
"The water in the bowl froze"
|Related terms:||boil change_state glaciate solidify|
|2.||[ verb ] stop moving or become immobilized|
"When he saw the police car he froze"
|Related terms:||stand_still fixate|
|3.||[ verb ] be cold|
"I could freeze to death in this office when the air conditioning is turned on"
|Related terms:||suffer suffer|
|4.||[ verb ] stop a process or a habit by imposing a freeze on it|
"Suspend the aid to the war-torn country"
|Related terms:||interrupt pause|
|5.||[ verb ] (food) cause to freeze|
"Freeze the leftover food"
|Related terms:||change quick-freeze deep_freeze|
|6.||[ verb ] prohibit the conversion or use of (assets)|
|Synonyms:||immobilize immobilise block|
"Blocked funds" "Freeze the assets of this hostile government"
|Related terms:||unblock unblock withhold|
|7.||[ noun ] (chemistry,physics) the withdrawal of heat to change something from a liquid to a solid|
|Related terms:||phase_change cooling freeze-drying frost|
|8.||[ verb ] suddenly behave coldly and formally|
"She froze when she saw her ex-husband"
|9.||[ noun ] an interruption or temporary suspension of progress or movement|
: "a halt in the arms race" "a nuclear freeze"
|Related terms:||pause stop|
|10.||[ verb ] change from a liquid to a solid when cold|
"Water freezes at 32 degrees Fahrenheit"
|Related terms:||solidify physics|
|11.||[ verb ] (pharmacology,surgery) anesthetize by cold, as for certain surgical procedures|
|Related terms:||anesthetize operation|
|12.||[ verb ] be very cold, below the freezing point|
"It is freezing in Kalamazoo."
|13.||[ noun ] (meteorology) weather cold enough to cause freezing|
|Related terms:||cold_weather frost|
|14.||[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 8141|
|15.||[ noun ] (politics) fixing (of prices or wages etc) at a particular level|
: "a freeze on hiring"
|Related terms:||limitation price_freeze hiring_freeze wage_freeze|