freeze to death

idiom

: to die from the cold

Examples of freeze to death in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The clear message was that leaders who crossed the Kremlin could literally see their populations freeze to death. Joseph R. Biden, Foreign Affairs, 5 Dec. 2017 If the sea ice breaks up under them, the young chicks will drown or freeze to death. Doyle Rice, USA TODAY, 25 Aug. 2023 Though Zeke did in fact freeze to death in the cave, like the 828 passengers, he was resurrected a year later. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, 17 July 2021 And according to the National Health Care for the Homeless Council, about one in 750 people experiencing homelessness will freeze to death every single year. Thomas Birmingham, The Courier-Journal, 11 Aug. 2022 In the camps that winter, deep in a valley, men could freeze to death in their sleep. James Freeman, WSJ, 1 Oct. 2021 Across the state, some Texans with shelter would freeze to death in their homes. Liz Hardaway, San Antonio Express-News, 12 Mar. 2020 The aforementioned hypothermia is also contributing to deaths on the front lines, with Forbes reporting that many freeze to death in the harsh Ukrainian winters. Justin Klawans, The Week, 2 Apr. 2023 Low winter temperatures made rescue work even more pressing, amid fears that some people could freeze to death before they could be saved. Maham Javaid, Washington Post, 7 Feb. 2023 See More

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“Freeze to death.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/freeze%20to%20death. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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