Associations to the word «Freeze»


FREEZE, verb. (intransitive) Especially of a liquid, to become solid due to low temperature.
FREEZE, verb. (transitive) To lower something's temperature to the point that it freezes or becomes hard.
FREEZE, verb. (intransitive) To drop to a temperature below zero degrees celsius, where water turns to ice.
FREEZE, verb. (intransitive) (informal) To be affected by extreme cold.
FREEZE, verb. (intransitive) To become motionless.
FREEZE, verb. (figuratively) To lose or cause to lose warmth of feeling; to shut out; to ostracize.
FREEZE, verb. To cause loss of animation or life in, from lack of heat; to give the sensation of cold to; to chill.
FREEZE, verb. (transitive) To prevent the movement or liquidation of a person's financial assets
FREEZE, noun. A period of intensely cold weather.
FREEZE, noun. A halt of a regular operation.
FREEZE, noun. (computer) The state when either a single computer program, or the whole system ceases to respond to inputs.
FREEZE, noun. (curling) A precise draw weight shot where a delivered stone comes to a stand-still against a stationary stone, making it nearly impossible to knock out.
FREEZE, noun. (specifically) (in finance) A block on pay rises.
FREEZE, noun. Obsolete form of frieze.
FREEZE BABIES, noun. Plural of freeze baby
FREEZE BABY, noun. (slang) A person easily susceptible to cold.
FREEZE DISTILLATION, noun. The process of enriching a solution (not truly distilling it) by partially freezing it and then removing frozen material that is poorer in the dissolved material than is the liquid portion left behind.
FREEZE FRAME, noun. A single still frame or picture taken from a film (movie), or from a video stream.
FREEZE OUT, verb. (idiomatic) To forcibly remove or exclude.
FREEZE OVER, verb. (intransitive) To freeze on the surface.
FREEZE PEACH, noun. (humorous or sarcastic) Free speech.
FREEZE POP, noun. A frozen snack consisting of flavored ice in a tube.
FREEZE POPS, noun. Plural of freeze pop
FREEZE UP, verb. (intransitive) To come to a sudden halt.
FREEZE UP, verb. (intransitive) To become cold and formal in demeanour.
FREEZE VALVE, noun. A liquid stop valve in which the stopper is formed by locally freezing the stopped liquid itself.
FREEZE VALVES, noun. Plural of freeze valve

Dictionary definition

FREEZE, noun. The withdrawal of heat to change something from a liquid to a solid.
FREEZE, noun. Weather cold enough to cause freezing.
FREEZE, noun. An interruption or temporary suspension of progress or movement; "a halt in the arms race"; "a nuclear freeze".
FREEZE, noun. Fixing (of prices or wages etc) at a particular level; "a freeze on hiring".
FREEZE, verb. Stop moving or become immobilized; "When he saw the police car he froze".
FREEZE, verb. Change to ice; "The water in the bowl froze".
FREEZE, verb. Be cold; "I could freeze to death in this office when the air conditioning is turned on".
FREEZE, verb. Cause to freeze; "Freeze the leftover food".
FREEZE, verb. Stop a process or a habit by imposing a freeze on it; "Suspend the aid to the war-torn country".
FREEZE, verb. Be very cold, below the freezing point; "It is freezing in Kalamazoo".
FREEZE, verb. Change from a liquid to a solid when cold; "Water freezes at 32 degrees Fahrenheit".
FREEZE, verb. Prohibit the conversion or use of (assets); "Blocked funds"; "Freeze the assets of this hostile government".
FREEZE, verb. Anesthetize by cold.
FREEZE, verb. Suddenly behave coldly and formally; "She froze when she saw her ex-husband".

Wise words

Words are but symbols for the relations of things to one another and to us; nowhere do they touch upon absolute truth.
Friedrich Nietzsche