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English noun: freeze

1. freeze (process) the withdrawal of heat to change something from a liquid to a solid


Synonymsfreezing


Broader (hypernym)chilling, cooling, phase change, phase transition, physical change, state change, temperature reduction


Narrower (hyponym)freeze-drying, frost, icing, lyophilisation, lyophilization

2. freeze (phenomenon) weather cold enough to cause freezing


Synonymsfrost


Broader (hypernym)cold weather

3. freeze (act) an interruption or temporary suspension of progress or movement


SamplesA halt in the arms race.
A nuclear freeze.


Synonymshalt


Broader (hypernym)pause

4. freeze (act) fixing (of prices or wages etc) at a particular level


SamplesA freeze on hiring.


Broader (hypernym)limitation, restriction


Narrower (hyponym)hiring freeze, price freeze, wage freeze


English verb: freeze

1. freeze (motion) stop moving or become immobilized


SamplesWhen he saw the police car he froze.


Synonymsstop dead


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)stand still


Narrower (hyponym)fixate, settle on

2. freeze (change) change to ice


SamplesThe water in the bowl froze.


ExamplesThe water freezes


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)change state, turn


Narrower (hyponym)glaciate


Entailsolidify


Verb groupfreeze, freeze down, freeze out


Antonymsboil

3. freeze (body) be cold


SamplesI could freeze to death in this office when the air conditioning is turned on.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody's (body part) ----s


Broader (hypernym)suffer

4. freeze (change) cause to freeze


SamplesFreeze the leftover food.


ExamplesThe chefs freeze the vegetables


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


Narrower (hyponym)deep freeze, flash-freeze, ice, quick-freeze


Causefreeze

5. freeze (change) stop a process or a habit by imposing a freeze on it


SamplesSuspend the aid to the war-torn country.


Synonymssuspend


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)break, interrupt

6. freeze (weather) be very cold, below the freezing point


SamplesIt is freezing in Kalamazoo.


ExamplesIt was freezeing all day long


Pattern of useIt is ----ing

7. freeze (change) change from a liquid to a solid when cold


SamplesWater freezes at 32 degrees Fahrenheit.


Synonymsfreeze down, freeze out


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)solidify


Verb groupfreeze


Domain categorynatural philosophy, physics

8. freeze (change) prohibit the conversion or use of (assets)


SamplesBlocked funds.
Freeze the assets of this hostile government.


ExamplesThey freeze the money


Synonymsblock, immobilise, immobilize


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)keep back, withhold


Antonymsunfreeze, unblock, release, free

9. freeze (body) anesthetize by cold


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)anaesthetise, anaesthetize, anesthetise, anesthetize, put out, put under


Domain categoryoperation, surgery, surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical process

10. freeze (body) suddenly behave coldly and formally


SamplesShe froze when she saw her ex-husband.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)act, behave, do









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