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To subject to cold temperatures
“Either cook or freeze raw meat, fish and poultry within two days of purchasing it.”
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To become, or cause to become, covered, blocked or rigid with ice
“Colder air blows in, causing the lake to freeze over.”
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To make or become hard, firm or solid, especially from cold
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“Extreme cold, such as is sufficient to freeze and harden the carcass of an animal, will preserve it in a state of absolute freshness, even for thousands of years.”
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To be physically affected by extreme cold
“Let's get you inside before you freeze to death.”
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To immobilize or stop (from) moving, especially suddenly
“Even though he was used to the whales, the sight never failed to stun him, thrill him, freeze him in his tracks.”
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To hold (something) at a fixed level or in a fixed state for a period of time
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“The agency will ask the Government to freeze imports at their current levels.”
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To discontinue or bring a halt to something
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“My understanding is that there was a proposal to freeze the issuance of any further construction permits.”
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To disable or bring something to a halt
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To stop or end the progress of
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To decrease in feeling or strength
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To save from decay by the use of some preservative substance, such as sugar or salt
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To prohibit or interdict a given action or process
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To fix or settle at a given amount, level or degree
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To frighten greatly
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Stop working
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To postpone or assign to a later time or date
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To fasten or cause to adhere to something, typically using a sticky substance
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To lessen or abate the effects of
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A period of frost or very cold weather
“The chance of a freeze is low now, which is good news for those who planted early.”
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An act of holding or being held at a fixed level or in a fixed state
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“A price freeze on LPG and kerosene products was imposed for 15 days in March.”
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The reduction or the abolition of the military forces and armaments of a nation, and of its capability to wage war
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Fear of performing onstage
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Withheld payment
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A reduction in speed
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