Meaning of freeze-up


Pronunciation: (frēz'up"), [key]
— n. Informal.
  1. a freezing over of a body of water in an area.
  2. a period of below-freezing temperatures.
  3. the condition of being immobilized or inoperative through freezing: car engine freeze-up in winter.
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