"freeze" in the noun sense
1. freeze, freezing
the withdrawal of heat to change something from a liquid to a solid
2. freeze, frost
weather cold enough to cause freezing
3. freeze, halt
an interruption or temporary suspension of progress or movement
"a halt in the arms race"
"a nuclear freeze"
fixing (of prices or wages etc) at a particular level
"a freeze on hiring"
"freeze" in the verb sense
1. freeze, stop dead
stop moving or become immobilized
"When he saw the police car he froze"
change to ice
"The water in the bowl froze"
"I could freeze to death in this office when the air conditioning is turned on"
cause to freeze
"Freeze the leftover food"
5. freeze, suspend
stop a process or a habit by imposing a freeze on it
"Suspend the aid to the war-torn country"
be very cold, below the freezing point
"It is freezing in Kalamazoo"
7. freeze, freeze out, freeze down
change from a liquid to a solid when cold
"Water freezes at 32 degrees Fahrenheit"
8. freeze, block, immobilize, immobilise
prohibit the conversion or use of (assets
"Freeze the assets of this hostile government"
anesthetize by cold
suddenly behave coldly and formally
"She froze when she saw her ex-husband"
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