- verb to become solid because of the cold
- verb to make food very cold so that it does not decay
- verb to become very cold
- verb to preserve something such as food by keeping it at a very low temperature it
- verb to be so cold that water turns to ice
- verb to become or remain motionless to avoid the attention of predators
- verb to keep something such as money or costs at their present level and not allow them to rise
- verb to pass from the liquid to the solid state by loss of heat
- verb to change the state of something from liquid to solid because of the cold
- verb to store food at below freezing point.
Information & Library Science
- verb to stop and display a single frame from a film, TV programme or video tape
- verb to take a still photograph of somebody or something in motion
- verb to show a single frame of a moving film so that it appears to be a still image
- verb to anaesthetise part of the body
- see dry.
- verb to keep prices, costs, etc., at their present level and not allow them to rise
Origin & History of “freeze”
Freeze is an ancient word, which traces its history back to Indo-European *preus- (source also of Latin pruīna ‘hoarfrost’). Its Germanic descendant was *freusan, from which come German frieren, Dutch vriezen, Swedish frysa, and English freeze. The noun frost (OE) was formed in the prehistoric Germanic period from a weakly stressed variant of the base of *freusan plus the suffix -t.