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Overview of noun freeze

The noun freeze has 4 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. freeze, freezing

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

2. freeze, frost

(weather cold enough to cause freezing)

3. freeze, halt

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

4. freeze

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


Overview of verb freeze

The verb freeze has 10 senses? (first 5 from tagged texts)
1. (5) freeze, stop dead

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

2. (5) freeze

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

3. (3) freeze

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

4. (1) freeze

(cause to freeze; "Freeze the leftover food")

5. (1) freeze, suspend

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

6. freeze

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

7. freeze, freeze out, freeze down

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

8. freeze, block, immobilize, immobilise

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

9. freeze

(anesthetize by cold)

10. freeze

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

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