Meaning of deep freeze

deep' freeze'

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a state or period of halted or suspended activity or progress: High interest rates created a deep freeze in housing construction.
  2. suspended animation.
  3. to stop or suspend the activity or progress of: A series of quarrels put their romance into the deep freeze.

Deep•freeze

Pronunciation: (dēp'frēz", -frēz'), [key]
— Trademark. Trademark.
  1. a brand of deep freezer.

deep-freeze

Pronunciation: (dēp'frēz'), [key]
— -freezed -froze, -freezed -fro•zen, -freez•ing.
  1. to quick-freeze (food).
  2. to store in a frozen state.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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