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Synonyms of freeze

Noun


1. freeze, freezing, cooling, chilling, temperature reduction, phase change, phase transition, state change, physical change

usage: the withdrawal of heat to change something from a liquid to a solid

2. freeze, frost, cold weather

usage: weather cold enough to cause freezing

3. freeze, halt, pause

usage: an interruption or temporary suspension of progress or movement; "a halt in the arms race"; "a nuclear freeze"

4. freeze, limitation, restriction

usage: fixing (of prices or wages etc) at a particular level; "a freeze on hiring"

Verb


1. freeze, stop dead, stand still

usage: stop moving or become immobilized; "When he saw the police car he froze"

2. freeze, change state, turn

usage: change to ice; "The water in the bowl froze"

3. freeze, suffer

usage: be cold; "I could freeze to death in this office when the air conditioning is turned on"

4. freeze, change, alter, modify

usage: cause to freeze; "Freeze the leftover food"

5. freeze, suspend, interrupt, break

usage: stop a process or a habit by imposing a freeze on it; "Suspend the aid to the war-torn country"

6. freeze

usage: be very cold, below the freezing point; "It is freezing in Kalamazoo"

7. freeze, freeze out, freeze down, solidify

usage: change from a liquid to a solid when cold; "Water freezes at 32 degrees Fahrenheit"

8. freeze, block, immobilize, immobilise, withhold, keep back

usage: prohibit the conversion or use of (assets); "Blocked funds"; "Freeze the assets of this hostile government"

9. freeze, anesthetize, anaesthetize, anesthetise, anaesthetise, put under, put out

usage: anesthetize by cold

10. freeze, act, behave, do

usage: suddenly behave coldly and formally; "She froze when she saw her ex-husband"

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