More definitions of "freeze":
- (noun): Fixing (of prices or wages etc) at a particular level.
Example: "A freeze on hiring"
- (verb): Change to ice.
Example: "The water in the bowl froze"
- (verb): Be cold.
Example: "I could freeze to death in this office when the air conditioning is turned on"
- (verb): Stop moving or become immobilized.
Synonyms: stop dead
- (verb): Be very cold, below the freezing point.
Example: "It is freezing in Kalamazoo"
- (verb): Suddenly behave coldly and formally.
Example: "She froze when she saw her ex-husband"
- (verb): Prohibit the conversion or use of (assets).
Example: "Freeze the assets of this hostile government"
Synonyms: block, immobilize, immobilise
- (noun): An interruption or temporary suspension of progress or movement.
Example: "A nuclear freeze"
- (verb): Cause to freeze.
Example: "Freeze the leftover food"
- (verb): Stop a process or a habit by imposing a freeze on it.
- (verb): Anesthetize by cold.
- (noun): The withdrawal of heat to change something from a liquid to a solid.
Famous quotes containing the word freeze:
“So in your discussions of the nuclear freeze proposals, I urge you to beware the temptation of pridethe temptation blithely to declare yourselves above it all and label both sides equally at fault, to ignore the facts of history and the aggressive impulses of an evil empire, to simply call the arms race a giant misunderstanding and thereby remove yourself from the struggle between right and wrong, good and evil.”
—Ronald Reagan (b. 1911)
“Praise out of season, or tactlessly bestowed, can freeze the heart as much as blame.”
—Pearl S. Buck (18921973)
“But that I am forbid
To tell the secrets of my prison-house,
I could a tale unfold whose lightest word
Would harrow up thy soul, freeze thy young blood.”
—William Shakespeare (15641616)