HyperDic: freeze

English > 14 senses of the word freeze:
VERBmotionfreeze, stop deadstop moving or become immobilized
changefreezechange to ice
bodyfreezebe cold
changefreezecause to freeze / freeze
changefreeze, suspendstop a process or a habit by imposing a freeze on it
weatherfreezebe very cold, below the freezing point
changefreeze, freeze out, freeze downchange from a liquid / liquid to a solid when cold
changefreeze, block, immobilize, immobiliseprohibit the conversion or use of (assets)
bodyfreezeanesthetize by cold
bodyfreezesuddenly behave coldly and formally
NOUNprocessfreeze, freezingthe withdrawal of heat to change something from a liquid / liquid to a solid
phenomenonfreeze, frostweather cold enough to cause freezing / freezing
actfreeze, haltan interruption or temporary suspension of progress or movement
actfreezefixing (of prices or wages etc) at a particular level
freeze > pronunciation
Soundsfriy'z
RhymesAchilles ... Yerkes: 115 rhymes with iyz...
English > freeze: 14 senses > noun 1, process
MeaningThe withdrawal of heat to change something from a liquid / liquid to a solid.
Synonymfreezing
Narrowerfreeze-drying, lyophilization, lyophilisationA method of drying food or blood plasma or pharmaceuticals or tissue without destroying their physical structure
frost, icingThe formation of frost or ice on a surface
Broadercooling, chilling, temperature reductionThe process of becoming cooler
phase change, phase transition, state change, physical changeA change from one state (solid or liquid / liquid or gas) to another without a change in chemical composition
Spanishcongelación, solidificación
Catalancongelació
Verbsfreezechange to ice
freezecause to freeze / freeze
English > freeze: 14 senses > noun 2, phenomenon
Meaningweather cold enough to cause freezing / freezing.
Synonymfrost
Broadercold weatherA period of unusually cold weather
Spanishhelada
Catalangelada, glaçada
Verbsfreezebe cold
freezebe very cold, below the freezing point
English > freeze: 14 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningAn interruption or temporary suspension of progress or movement.
Example "a nuclear freeze"
Synonymhalt
Broaderpausetemporary inactivity
Spanishalto
Catalanalto
Verbsfreezestop a process or a habit by imposing a freeze on it
English > freeze: 14 senses > noun 4, act
Meaningfixing (of prices or wages etc) at a particular level.
Example"a freeze on hiring"
Narrowerhiring freezeA freeze on hiring
price freezeA freeze of prices at a given level
wage freezeA freeze of wages at a given level
Broaderlimitation, restrictionAn act of limiting or restricting (as by regulation)
Spanishcongelación
Verbsfreezeprohibit the conversion or use of (assets)
English > freeze: 14 senses > verb 1, motion
Meaningstop moving or become immobilized.
PatternSomebody ----s
Synonymstop dead
Narrowerfixate, settle onBecome fixed (on)
Broaderstand stillRemain in place
English > freeze: 14 senses > verb 2, change
Meaningchange to ice.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Somebody ----s something; Something ----s something
ModelThe water freezes
EntailssolidifyBecome solid
Caused byfreezeCause to freeze / freeze
NarrowerglaciateBecome frozen and covered with glaciers
Broaderchange state, turnUndergo a transformation or a change of position or action
OppositeboilCome to the boiling point and change from a liquid to vapor
Similar tofreeze, freeze out, freeze downchange from a liquid / liquid to a solid when cold
Spanishcongelarse, congelar, helarse
Catalancongelar-se, gelar-se, glaçar-se
Nounsfreeze, freezingthe withdrawal of heat to change something from a liquid / liquid to a solid
English > freeze: 14 senses > verb 3, body
MeaningBe cold.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody's (body part) ----s
Example"I could freeze to death in this office when the air conditioning is turned on"
BroadersufferFeel unwell or uncomfortable
Spanishcongelar, helarse
Catalancongelar, gelar-se
Nounsfreezeweather cold enough to cause freezing / freezing
English > freeze: 14 senses > verb 4, change
MeaningCause to freeze / freeze.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
ModelThe chefs freeze the vegetables
Example"Freeze the leftover food"
Cause tofreezechange to ice
Narrowerdeep freezestore in a deep-freeze, as for conservation
iceCause to become ice or icy
quick-freeze, flash-freezefreeze rapidly so as to preserve the natural juices and flavors
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Spanishcongelarse, congelar, helarse, helar
Catalancongelar-se, congelar, gelar-se, gelar, glaçar-se, glaçar
Nounsfreeze, freezingthe withdrawal of heat to change something from a liquid / liquid to a solid
freezerelectric refrigerator (trade name Deepfreeze) in which food is frozen and stored for long periods of time
English > freeze: 14 senses > verb 5, change
Meaningstop a process or a habit by imposing a freeze on it.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsuspend
Broaderinterrupt, breakterminate
Spanishcongelar, suspender
Catalancongelar, suspendre
Nounsfreezean interruption or temporary suspension of progress or movement
English > freeze: 14 senses > verb 6, weather
MeaningBe very cold, below the freezing point.
PatternIt is ----ing
ModelIt was freezeing all day long
Entailed byice up, frost over, ice overBecome covered with a layer of ice
Spanishcongelarse, congelar, helar
Catalancongelar-se, congelar, gelar
Nounsfreezeweather cold enough to cause freezing / freezing
freezingthe withdrawal of heat to change something from a liquid / liquid to a solid
English > freeze: 14 senses > verb 7, change
Meaningchange from a liquid / liquid to a solid when cold.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"Water freezes at 32 degrees Fahrenheit"
Synonymsfreeze out, freeze down
Categoryphysics, natural philosophyThe science of matter and energy and their interactions
BroadersolidifyBecome solid
Similar tofreezechange to ice
Spanishcongelarse, congelar, helarse, helar
Catalancongelar-se, congelar, fargar, forjar, gelar-se, gelar, glaçar-se, glaçar
Nounsfreezingthe withdrawal of heat to change something from a liquid / liquid to a solid
English > freeze: 14 senses > verb 8, change
Meaningprohibit the conversion or use of (assets).
PatternSomebody ----s something
ModelThey freeze the money
Example "Freeze the assets of this hostile government"
Synonymsblock, immobilize, immobilise
Broaderwithhold, keep backhold back
Oppositeunblock, unfreeze, free, releasemake (assets) available
Spanishbloquear, congelar
Catalanblocar, congelar
Nounsfreezefixing (of prices or wages etc) at a particular level
English > freeze: 14 senses > verb 9, body
MeaningAnesthetize by cold.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Categoryoperation, surgery, surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical processA medical procedure involving an incision with instruments
Broaderanesthetize, anaesthetize, anesthetise, anaesthetise, put under, put outAdminister an anesthetic drug to
Spanishanestesiar por congelación
English > freeze: 14 senses > verb 10, body
MeaningSuddenly behave coldly and formally.
PatternSomebody ----s
Broaderact, behave, doBehave in a certain manner

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