freeze is the dictionary form of frozen Definition of freeze
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
Synonyms: stop_dead

"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
Synonyms: suspend

"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
Synonyms: freezing
Related terms: phase_change cooling freeze-drying frost
8. [ verb ] suddenly behave coldly and formally

"She froze when she saw her ex-husband"

Related terms: act
9. [ noun ] an interruption or temporary suspension of progress or movement
Synonyms: halt

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

Related terms: pause stop
10. [ verb ] change from a liquid to a solid when cold
Synonyms: freeze_down freeze_out

"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
Synonyms: frost
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
Similar spelling:   Friesen