freeze

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  • To pass from the liquid to the solid state by loss of heat.
  • To acquire a surface or coat of ice from cold.
  • To become clogged or jammed because of the formation of ice.
  • To be at that degree of temperature at which ice forms.
  • To be killed or harmed by cold or frost.
  • To be or feel uncomfortably cold.
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  • To become fixed, stuck, or attached by or as if by frost.
  • To stop functioning properly, usually temporarily.
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  • To become motionless or immobile, as from surprise or attentiveness.
  • To become unable to act or speak, as from fear.
  • To become rigid and inflexible; solidify.
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  • To convert into ice.
  • To cause ice to form upon.
  • To cause to congeal or stiffen from extreme cold.
  • To preserve (foods, for example) by subjecting to freezing temperatures.
  • To damage, kill, or make inoperative by cold or by the formation of ice.
  • To make very cold; chill.
  • To immobilize, as with fear or shock.
  • To chill with an icy or formal manner.
  • To stop the motion or progress of.
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  • To fix (prices or wages, for example) at a given or current level.
  • To prohibit further manufacture or use of.
  • To prevent or restrict the exchange, withdrawal, liquidation, or granting of by governmental action.
  • To anesthetize by chilling.
  • To keep possession of (a ball or puck) so as to deny an opponent the opportunity to score.
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  • The act of freezing.
  • The state of being frozen.
  • A spell of cold weather; a frost.
  • A restriction that forbids a quantity from rising above a given or current level.
  • To shut out or exclude, as by cold or unfriendly treatment.
  • (<em>freeze (someone's) blood</em>) To affect with terror or dread; horrify.
  • Frost or its results; chilling or freezing conditions: as, there was a strong <em>freeze</em> last night.
  • See <internalXref urlencoded="frieze">frieze</internalXref>.
  • To congeal; harden into ice; change from a fluid to a solid form by cold or abstraction of heat.
  • To affect with frost; stiffen, harden, injure, kill, etc., by congealing the fluid portions of; hence, to produce some analogous effect in.
  • As a knight of old, at the very moment when he would else have unhorsed his opponent, was often <em>frozen</em> into unjust inactivity by the king's arbitrary signal for parting the tilters.
  • To chill with cold; produce the sensation of intense cold in.
  • To be congealed by cold; be changed from a liquid to a solid state by the abstraction of heat; be hardened into ice or into a solid body by cold: as, water <em>freezes</em> at the temperature of 32° F.
  • To be of that degree of cold at which water congeals: often used impersonally to describe the state of the weather: as, it is <em>freezing</em> tonight.
  • To suffer the effects of intense cold; be stiffened, hardened, or impaired by cold.
  • Figuratively, to be or become chilled; suffer greatly from the sensation of cold.
  • To cause a sensation of great cold.
  • A frieze.
  • The act of congealing, or the state of being congealed.
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