Synonyms of 'freeze'
the act of freezing or state of being frozenThe ground froze solid.
to preserve (food) by subjection to extreme coldYou can freeze the soup at this point.
to feel or cause to feel the effects of extreme coldThe cold morning froze my fingers.
to become motionless through fear, shock, etc.She froze when the beam of the flashlight struck her.
stop in your tracks
to fix (prices, incomes, etc.) at a particular levelWages have been frozen and workers laid off.
to forbid by law the exchange or collection of (loans, assets, etc.)They have already frozen their aid programme.
a spell of temperatures below freezing pointThe trees were damaged by a freeze in December.
There is a frost in the ground.
See freeze someone out
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in the sense of benumb
to make numb or powerless
in the sense of congeal
to change from a liquid to a semisolid stateThe blood had started to congeal.
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