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Definition 1: an interruption or temporary suspension of progress or movement - [noun denoting act]

Samples where freeze or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a halt in the arms race
  • a nuclear freeze

Synonyms for freeze in the sense of this definition

(freeze is a kind of ...) temporary inactivity

Definition 2: fixing (of prices or wages etc) at a particular level - [noun denoting act]

Samples where freeze or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a freeze on hiring

(freeze is a kind of ...) an act of limiting or restricting (as by regulation)

(... is a kind of freeze ) a freeze on hiring

(... is a kind of freeze ) a freeze of prices at a given level

(... is a kind of freeze ) a freeze of wages at a given level

Definition 3: weather cold enough to cause freezing - [noun denoting phenomenon]

Synonyms for freeze in the sense of this definition

(freeze is a kind of ...) a period of unusually cold weather

Definition 4: the withdrawal of heat to change something from a liquid to a solid - [noun denoting process]

Synonyms for freeze in the sense of this definition

(freeze is a kind of ...) the process of becoming cooler; a falling temperature

(freeze is a kind of ...) a change from one state (solid or liquid or gas) to another without a change in chemical composition

(... is a kind of freeze ) a method of drying food or blood plasma or pharmaceuticals or tissue without destroying their physical structure; material is frozen and then warmed in a vacuum so that the ice sublimes

(... is a kind of freeze ) the formation of frost or ice on a surface

Definition 5: be cold - [verb of body]

Samples where freeze or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I could freeze to death in this office when the air conditioning is turned on

(freeze is a kind of ...) feel unwell or uncomfortable

"She is suffering from the hot weather"

Definition 6: anesthetize by cold - [verb of body]

(freeze is a kind of ...) administer an anesthetic drug to

"The patient must be anesthetized before the operation" "anesthetize the gum before extracting the teeth"

(freeze belongs to category ...) a medical procedure involving an incision with instruments; performed to repair damage or arrest disease in a living body

"they will schedule the operation as soon as an operating room is available" "he died while undergoing surgery"

Definition 7: suddenly behave coldly and formally - [verb of body]

Samples where freeze or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She froze when she saw her ex-husband

(freeze is a kind of ...) behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself

"You should act like an adult" "Don't behave like a fool" "What makes her do this way?" "The dog acts ferocious, but he is really afraid of people"

Definition 8: change to ice - [verb of change]

Samples where freeze or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The water in the bowl froze

(freeze is a kind of ...) undergo a transformation or a change of position or action

"We turned from Socialism to Capitalism" "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"

(... is a kind of freeze ) become frozen and covered with glaciers

(freeze implies ...) become solid

"The metal solidified when it cooled"

(freeze has a similar meaning as ...) change from a liquid to a solid when cold

"Water freezes at 32 degrees Fahrenheit"

Definition 9: stop a process or a habit by imposing a freeze on it - [verb of change]

Samples where freeze or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Suspend the aid to the war-torn country

Synonyms for freeze in the sense of this definition

(freeze is a kind of ...) terminate

"She interrupted her pregnancy" "break a lucky streak" "break the cycle of poverty"

Definition 10: cause to freeze - [verb of change]

Samples where freeze or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Freeze the leftover food

(freeze is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(... is a kind of freeze ) store in a deep-freeze, as for conservation

"deep-freeze the food"

(... is a kind of freeze ) cause to become ice or icy

"an iced summer drink"

(... is a kind of freeze ) freeze rapidly so as to preserve the natural juices and flavors

"quick-freeze the shrimp"

(freeze causes ...) change to ice

"The water in the bowl froze"

Definition 11: prohibit the conversion or use of (assets) - [verb of change]

Samples where freeze or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Blocked funds
  • Freeze the assets of this hostile government

Synonyms for freeze in the sense of this definition

(freeze is a kind of ...) hold back; refuse to hand over or share

"The father is withholding the allowance until the son cleans his room"

Definition 12: change from a liquid to a solid when cold - [verb of change]

Samples where freeze or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Water freezes at 32 degrees Fahrenheit

Synonyms for freeze in the sense of this definition

(freeze is a kind of ...) become solid

"The metal solidified when it cooled"

(freeze has a similar meaning as ...) change to ice

"The water in the bowl froze"

(freeze belongs to category ...) the science of matter and energy and their interactions

"his favorite subject was physics"

Definition 13: stop moving or become immobilized - [verb of motion]

Samples where freeze or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • When he saw the police car he froze

Synonyms for freeze in the sense of this definition

(freeze is a kind of ...) remain in place; hold still; remain fixed or immobile

"Traffic stood still when the funeral procession passed by"

(... is a kind of freeze ) become fixed (on)

"Her eyes fixated on a point on the horizon"

Definition 14: be very cold, below the freezing point - [verb of weather]

Samples where freeze or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • It is freezing in Kalamazoo

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