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Dictionary definition for: Freeze

1. (n) the withdrawal of heat to change something from a liquid to a solid

2. (v) change to ice; "The water in the bowl froze"

3. (n) weather cold enough to cause freezing

4. (v) stop moving or become immobilized; "When he saw the police car he froze"

5. (n) an interruption or temporary suspension of progress or movement; "a halt in the arms race" "a nuclear freeze"

6. (v) be cold; "I could freeze to death in this office when the air conditioning is turned on"

7. (n) fixing (of prices or wages etc) at a particular level; "a freeze on hiring"

8. (v) cause to freeze; "Freeze the leftover food"

9. (v) stop a process or a habit by imposing a freeze on it; "Suspend the aid to the war-torn country"

10. (v) be very cold, below the freezing point; "It is freezing in Kalamazoo"

11. (v) change from a liquid to a solid when cold; "Water freezes at 32 degrees Fahrenheit"

12. (v) prohibit the conversion or use of (assets) "Blocked funds" "Freeze the assets of this hostile government"

13. (v) anesthetize by cold

14. (v) suddenly behave coldly and formally; "She froze when she saw her ex-husband"

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