Meaning of FREEZE in English

FREEZE

I. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a pay freeze (= when no one’s pay is increased )

Ministers have approved a public sector pay freeze.

a pipe freezes

That winter was so cold that the pipes froze and we had no water.

a price freeze (= when prices are kept at the same level by a company or by the government )

A price freeze on nine basic goods was announced on June 14.

above freezing/zero (= higher than the temperature at which water freezes )

Tonight, temperatures should be just above freezing.

below freezing/zero (= lower than the temperature at which water freezes )

In winter, temperatures dip to 40 degrees below freezing.

bleed/freeze/burn/starve to death

Thousands of people are starving to death.

deep freeze

freezing fog

Flights were cancelled due to freezing fog.

freezing point

Alcohol has a lower freezing point than water.

freezing rain (= extremely cold rain )

the icy wind and freezing rain

freezing/icy cold

Take your gloves – it’s freezing cold out there.

frozen fish (= stored at a very low temperature to preserve it )

I stopped at the supermarket to buy some frozen fish.

frozen solid

The lake was frozen solid .

frozen

We never buy cheap frozen chicken.

frozen

packets of frozen vegetables

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADVERB

over

Ponds were frozen over in the London parks and a thin but icy fog concealed the raw branches of the winter trees.

I murmur as I pull on my shoes and stockings because now I will not have to walk barefoot over frozen mud.

In winter, unless they're frozen over , they're a lagoon.

The water is low in the well, and solidly frozen over .

If the mud flats freeze over , it is impossible for them to find sufficient food.

A recent snow, partly melted, had frozen over again.

They don't know about cold so intense that rivers freeze over so you can drive a horse and cart across them.

It is frozen over and looks smooth and black, like burnished steel.

■ NOUN

asset

Mr Doherty was suspended and court injunctions taken to freeze both his assets and those of the computer company.

A federal judge has frozen most of the assets .

This gave wide investigative powers, and made possible the seizing, freezing and confiscation of assets .

The court decision prohibits the destruction of books and records, and freezes the defendants' assets .

bank

The Witham was frozen from bank to bank from Lincoln to Boston.

ground

He was frozen to the ground .

But it is hard to resist a plant once you see it burst forth in flawless bloom from the frozen ground .

Virginia started forward again - faster - then stopped, frozen suddenly to the ground .

hand

The money is frozen in the hands of a third party and not paid out to either side.

He stood back and blew on his frozen hands .

In the winter spanners and hammers froze to the hands .

A great bellow of inhuman rage froze his hand in mid air.

horror

The man sitting next to her grandmother wore the distinctive sharp-peaked cap of the Gestapo and Peach froze with horror .

Running through the orange grove, which already had little green oranges on, past the chickens, she froze with horror .

ice

Water frozen into solid ice is not available for organisms to grow, so food stays fresh.

The ground is frozen , thin ice covers the puddles between the furrows of the empty gray field.

When a plant starts to freeze , ice accumulates first in interstitial water, leaf veins and other extra-cellular spaces.

This rich broth can be used for soups or sauces or frozen in containers or ice cube trays for later use.

Sea-birds froze on the packed ice on the marshes.

The city was frozen in ice for three months.

I was frozen solid, like ice on a pond.

spot

I stood frozen to the spot unable to do anything.

Virginia felt frozen to the spot , unable to move a muscle.

The shock of the cage breaking froze everyone to their spot .

When she approached the youth he took a hesitant step back but froze to the spot on seeing Graham's threatening look.

He froze and studied the spot in the fog from where the movement had come.

He was frozen to the spot .

He turned to leave and was frozen to the spot .

water

Wood can be glued very well by wetting it with water which is subsequently frozen .

Lift the thread slowly to see whether the water above it has frozen .

Apart from bait caught on the water , mostly frozen squid and sardines are used.

We had to go downstairs to the toilet, and in the winter the water used to freeze up.

A water main froze and broke in the neighborhood, and the streets have been flooded for two days.

More of a problem is where water has frozen inside a pipe and split the pipe.

But salt water has a lower freezing temperature than plain water.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

above/below freezing

Temperatures remained below freezing during the afternoon.

And when the temperature goes much below freezing , the EV1 barely goes at all.

It roots out vines, truffles for lemon trees painfully heated by charcoal to three degrees above freezing .

It should show frost when outside temperatures are below freezing .

Temperatures had, for several days, been near 00F at night, and it was well below freezing now.

Thanks to the warming influence of the Gulf Stream, the climate is also mild, temperatures rarely dropping much below freezing .

The snow may crust at night, due to outward radiation, even thought the air temperature remains well above freezing point.

When she complained to a doctor that it was down below freezing she could not have been nearer the mark.

Yet it was not really cold here; the temperature was well above freezing point.

be chilled/frozen to the bone

By that time I was chilled to the bone , exhausted from the relentless battering of the traffic, sullen and depressed.

I swear you are frozen to the bone .

The target unit is chilled to the bone , causing limbs to snap and weapons to break.

be frozen (stiff)

A blue sponge of Holy Water in its receptacle just inside the door was frozen solid.

Assets abroad were frozen by the U. N. These events set into motion the erasure of the middle class.

Bacon should be kept refrigerated and although it can be frozen , freezing is not recommended because the product loses quality.

By the time she turned around, Paula Engado was frozen in space like a china figurine.

It's been predicted that the number of places on courses is likely to be frozen this year.

The cooked meat can be frozen for one month.

The extra pancakes may be frozen .

The lake is frozen solid, but its shape is clearly drawn, absolutely flat in the undulating landscape.

be frozen with fear/terror/fright

boiling point/freezing point/melting point etc

chilled/frozen/shocked etc to the marrow

Soaked to the skin and chilled to the marrow of her bones, she shivered uncontrollably.

The thought made him flush hot with embarrassment even though chilled to the marrow .

Though chilled to the marrow , Karelius was otherwise not in too bad shape.

frozen stiff

And they'd pull her dress off her, and it was frozen stiff .

He was frozen stiff in the weeds beside the track.

wage freeze

The wage freeze was part of a campaign to bring down inflation from 2,000-2,500 percent to a target of 13 percent.

The 340 hourly-paid workers would not accept a wages freeze and cuts in their benefits and were sacked.

They agreed to return to work but under protest at the wage freeze and benefits cuts.

Those who had feared price and wage freezes were relieved.

Three-quarters of the workforce was sacked after failing to accept a management plan which involved a wages freeze and benefit cuts.

when hell freezes over

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

All government employees have had their salaries frozen at last year's levels.

Dole urged fellow Republicans to back his plan to freeze state spending and cut taxes.

Don't freeze the rolls for longer than three weeks.

Hey! The milk's frozen solid!

Run a thin stream of water to help keep the pipes from freezing.

The city may have to freeze the hiring of new police officers.

The cold weather froze firefighters' hoses.

The company has announced that it intends to freeze all salaries for a year.

The court issued an order freezing the company's assets temporarily.

The water in the lake used to freeze most winters, and then it was good for skating.

You'll freeze if you don't put a coat on.

You can freeze any leftover chili for another meal.

You can make a big batch and freeze some of it for later.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

An increase in state pensions, due in November, was frozen.

And at this point, all of us froze, because we all knew the awful reality we were in.

As soon as the music stops everyone freezes.

As the ground freezes over the winter, many species of plants on the Great Plains come loose and become tumbleweeds.

II. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

big

Not Swindon; the big freeze has been a nightmare.

But the big freeze suprised the weathermen with warnings coming as late as 4am to council depots.

deep

Odd skimmer and some roach fron Warrington water to ice breakers before the deep freeze .

So far, winter has kept most parts of the country in the deep freeze .

The new year saw the first signs of a thaw in that deep freeze .

The deep freeze caught those that distribute gas to homes and offices by surprise.

Opening the deep freeze is like standing on stage at the Palladium: there are that many eyes staring out at you.

I've been a life insurance salesman and I was in the deep freeze business for ages.

hard

And a hard freeze should take place before harvesting in late November.

Wait to prune in March, when the Gulf Coast area is usually out of danger of a hard freeze .

■ NOUN

pay

A public sector pay freeze and a squeeze on benefits are thought to be among the main items in the package.

While the Cabinet has yet to make final decisions, ministers seemed set to approve a pay freeze .

Around one in eight of the survey sample reported a pay freeze for the workers concerned.

Cuts in benefits and a public sector pay freeze are thought to be likely.

wage

Those who had feared price and wage freezes were relieved.

They agreed to return to work but under protest at the wage freeze and benefits cuts.

The wage freeze was part of a campaign to bring down inflation from 2,000-2,500 percent to a target of 13 percent.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

be chilled/frozen to the bone

By that time I was chilled to the bone , exhausted from the relentless battering of the traffic, sullen and depressed.

I swear you are frozen to the bone .

The target unit is chilled to the bone , causing limbs to snap and weapons to break.

be frozen (stiff)

A blue sponge of Holy Water in its receptacle just inside the door was frozen solid.

Assets abroad were frozen by the U. N. These events set into motion the erasure of the middle class.

Bacon should be kept refrigerated and although it can be frozen , freezing is not recommended because the product loses quality.

By the time she turned around, Paula Engado was frozen in space like a china figurine.

It's been predicted that the number of places on courses is likely to be frozen this year.

The cooked meat can be frozen for one month.

The extra pancakes may be frozen .

The lake is frozen solid, but its shape is clearly drawn, absolutely flat in the undulating landscape.

be frozen with fear/terror/fright

chilled/frozen/shocked etc to the marrow

Soaked to the skin and chilled to the marrow of her bones, she shivered uncontrollably.

The thought made him flush hot with embarrassment even though chilled to the marrow .

Though chilled to the marrow , Karelius was otherwise not in too bad shape.

frozen stiff

And they'd pull her dress off her, and it was frozen stiff .

He was frozen stiff in the weeds beside the track.

wage freeze

The wage freeze was part of a campaign to bring down inflation from 2,000-2,500 percent to a target of 13 percent.

The 340 hourly-paid workers would not accept a wages freeze and cuts in their benefits and were sacked.

They agreed to return to work but under protest at the wage freeze and benefits cuts.

Those who had feared price and wage freezes were relieved.

Three-quarters of the workforce was sacked after failing to accept a management plan which involved a wages freeze and benefit cuts.

when hell freezes over

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

The prime minister has announced a freeze on income tax for two years.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Banana plants will die back in a freeze but usually return in the spring from the rootstocks.

Other stringent measures included a freeze on tax allowances this year.

Unless a freak freeze is experienced, an unusually warm late winter-early springtime will have Augusta National in lush heavily-grassed condition.

Wait to prune in March, when the Gulf Coast area is usually out of danger of a hard freeze .

While the Cabinet has yet to make final decisions, ministers seemed set to approve a pay freeze .

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