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: to become congealed into ice by cold
: to solidify as a result of abstraction of heat
: to withstand freezing
the bread freezes well
: to become chilled with cold
almost froze to death
: to adhere solidly by or as if by freezing
pressure caused the metals to freeze
: to become fixed or motionless
especially : to become incapable of acting or speaking
: to become clogged with ice
the water pipes froze
: to harden into ice
: to convert from a liquid to a solid by cold
: to act on usually destructively by frost
: to anesthetize by cold
: to cause to grip tightly or remain in immovable contact
: to cause to become fixed, immovable, unavailable, or unalterable
freeze interest rates
: to immobilize by governmental regulation the expenditure, withdrawal, or exchange of
freeze foreign assets
: to render motionless
a fake froze the defender
: to attempt to retain continuous possession of (a ball or puck) without an attempt to score usually in order to protect a small lead
: an act or instance of freezing
: the state of being frozen
: a state of weather marked by low temperature especially when below the freezing point
: a halt in the production, testing, and deployment of military weapons
a nuclear freeze
Verb The children are going to freeze out there without their coats. The cold weather froze the water pipes. Noun The freeze destroyed many oranges. the Midwest will experience an intense freeze later in the week
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VerbSometimes everything would freeze, and peoples’ voices would briefly drop out. —Jay Peters, The Verge, 21 Mar. 2023 Estrogen therapy can decrease sperm count, so Dr. Abdul-Latif recommends trans women freeze their sperm before starting therapy. —Nisarg Bakshi, ABC News, 19 Mar. 2023 Our woody plants and perennials are most vulnerable to frost and freeze damage in April, mostly in the second half of the month. —Chris Mckeown, The Enquirer, 18 Mar. 2023 If west Pinal County doesn't achieve the 5% reduction, the government could freeze federal transportation funds, and new projects could be put on hold until a new dust-control plan is submitted and approved by the EPA. —The Arizona Republic, 17 Mar. 2023 Links to frost and freeze date data are also available on that page. —Miri Talabac, Baltimore Sun, 16 Mar. 2023 College tuition freeze The House adds $1 billion requested by chancellors of six state university systems. —Dallas News, 16 Mar. 2023 Many predict that Hunt will freeze the duty at the current level, a policy successive administrations have maintained for 12 years. —Julia Malleck, Quartz, 14 Mar. 2023 There is lots of freeze damage to our white bird of paradise foliage. —Orlando Sentinel, 11 Mar. 2023
NounWith the 22-year assessment freeze on TID properties, this will become increasingly burdensome for taxpayers. —Alex Groth, Journal Sentinel, 22 Mar. 2023 Freezing temperatures hit the South A major swath of the Southeast from Virginia to Mississippi was blanketed by a freeze warning on Tuesday. —Marina Pitofsky, USA TODAY, 21 Mar. 2023 The National Weather Service has issued a new round of freeze warnings for late tonight and early Tuesday morning for the northern two-thirds of Alabama. —Leigh Morgan, al, 20 Mar. 2023 The groups also demanded a rent freeze on all UC housing, both on and off campus, a commitment to end no-fault evictions and other protections in a letter to top UC officials. —Teresa Watanabe, Los Angeles Times, 17 Mar. 2023 It was intended to compensate for a freeze on employee salaries from 2009 to 2012, during an economic recession. —Nicole Asbury, Washington Post, 5 Mar. 2023 In Tucson, temperatures are expected to be in the lower to upper 20s tonight into Friday morning, making for potential freeze warnings. —The Arizona Republic, 2 Mar. 2023 In the inland valleys, a freeze warning will be in effect, with some of the coldest valleys such as Ramona dropping to 25 degrees, according to Moede. —San Diego Union-Tribune, 1 Mar. 2023 The crash of a hovering F-35B jump jet on December 14, 2022 led to a freeze on F135 deliveries 13 days later. —Sébastien Roblin, Popular Mechanics, 1 Mar. 2023 See More
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