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1. freeze

verb. ['ˈfriːz'] stop moving or become immobilized.

Synonyms

  • fixate
  • stand still
  • stop dead

Antonyms

  • personalise
  • detransitivize
  • awaken
  • deoxidize

Etymology

  • fresen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • freosan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Example sentences of the word freeze


1. Verb, base form
Even homes with the best insulation will freeze inside if they go long enough without heat.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Food containers freeze and break.

Quotes containing the word freeze


1. I don't think just scaring people is enough. That worked during the freeze days to a major extent, but we really didn't achieve that much even at that time. You have to have more, you have to give people hope and a vision of a better world.
- Alan Cranston

2. I wish I could freeze this moment, right here, right now and live in it forever.
- Suzanne Collins, Catching Fire

3. Make your mistakes, take your chances, look silly, but keep on going. Don’t freeze up.
- Thomas Wolfe, You Can't Go Home Again

2. freeze

verb. ['ˈfriːz'] change to ice.

Synonyms

  • solidify
  • change state
  • glaciate
  • freeze out
  • turn

Antonyms

  • inactivate
  • de-iodinate
  • dry
  • cool

Etymology

  • fresen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • freosan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. freeze

verb. ['ˈfriːz'] be cold.

Antonyms

  • discolor

Etymology

  • fresen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • freosan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. freeze

verb. ['ˈfriːz'] stop a process or a habit by imposing a freeze on it.

Synonyms

  • break
  • interrupt

Antonyms

  • naturalize
  • brighten
  • occidentalize

Etymology

  • fresen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • freosan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. freeze

verb. ['ˈfriːz'] cause to freeze.

Synonyms

  • quick-freeze
  • alter
  • flash-freeze
  • modify
  • deep freeze
  • change

Antonyms

  • discharge
  • nationalise
  • desensitize
  • validate

Etymology

  • fresen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • freosan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. freeze

verb. ['ˈfriːz'] change from a liquid to a solid when cold.

Synonyms

  • solidify
  • freeze out

Antonyms

  • denaturalize
  • empty
  • cause to sleep

Etymology

  • fresen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • freosan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. freeze

verb. ['ˈfriːz'] suddenly behave coldly and formally.

Synonyms

  • do
  • act

Antonyms

  • decontaminate
  • clean
  • unstring

Etymology

  • fresen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • freosan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. freeze

noun. ['ˈfriːz'] an interruption or temporary suspension of progress or movement.

Synonyms

  • pause

Antonyms

  • loosen
  • depersonalize

Etymology

  • fresen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • freosan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. freeze

noun. ['ˈfriːz'] fixing (of prices or wages etc) at a particular level.

Synonyms

  • price freeze
  • restriction
  • hiring freeze
  • limitation

Antonyms

  • uncover
  • heat
  • deconcentrate
  • destabilize

Etymology

  • fresen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • freosan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. freeze

noun. ['ˈfriːz'] the withdrawal of heat to change something from a liquid to a solid.

Synonyms

  • temperature reduction
  • lyophilisation
  • chilling
  • freezing
  • cooling
  • frost
  • state change
  • icing
  • physical change
  • freeze-drying
  • lyophilization
  • phase change

Antonyms

  • sensitise
  • destabilise
  • sensitize
  • demilitarise

Etymology

  • fresen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • freosan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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