unfreeze

verb un·freeze \ ˌən-ˈfrēz \
Updated on: 18 Nov 2017

Definition of unfreeze

unfroze play \ˌən-ˈfrōz\; unfrozen play \ˌən-ˈfrō-zᵊn\; unfreezing
transitive verb
1 :to cause to thaw
2 :to remove from a freeze
  • unfreeze wages

Examples of unfreeze in a Sentence

  1. We can't wait until the ground unfreezes so we can start gardening.

  2. The warm weather unfroze the lake.

  3. The Justice Department agreed to unfreeze the company's assets.

  4. I had to wait for my computer to unfreeze before I could read my e-mail.

  5. He helped me to unfreeze my computer.

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First Known Use of unfreeze

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UNFREEZE Defined for English Language Learners

unfreeze

verb

Definition of unfreeze for English Language Learners

  • : to stop being frozen or to cause (something) to stop being frozen

  • : to allow (money or property) to be used, spent, etc.

  • : to start working properly again



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