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Freeze vs. Unfreeze

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Freezeverb

(intransitive) Especially of a liquid, to become solid due to low temperature.

Unfreezeverb

(transitive) To defrost something.

Freezeverb

(transitive) To lower something's temperature to the point that it freezes or becomes hard.

‘Don't freeze meat twice.’;

Unfreezeverb

(intransitive) To thaw.

Freezeverb

(intransitive) To drop to a temperature below zero degrees celsius, where water turns to ice.

‘It didn't freeze this winter, but last winter was very harsh.’;

Unfreezeverb

(intransitive) To resume movement.

‘He lowered the gun, and we unfroze.’;

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Freezeverb

To be affected by extreme cold.

‘It's freezing in here!’; ‘Don't go outside wearing just a t-shirt; you'll freeze!’;

Unfreezeverb

To release from a previously locked or frozen state.

Freezeverb

(intransitive) (of machines and software) To come to a sudden halt, stop working (functioning).

‘Since the last update, the program freezes / freezes up after a few minutes of use.’;

Unfreezeverb

To thaw.

Freezeverb

(intransitive) (of people and other animals) To stop (become motionless) or be stopped due to attentiveness, fear, surprise, etc.

‘Despite all of the rehearsals, I froze up as soon as I got on stage.’;

Unfreezeverb

become or cause to become soft or liquid;

‘The sun melted the ice’; ‘the ice thawed’; ‘the ice cream melted’; ‘The heat melted the wax’; ‘The giant iceberg dissolved over the years during the global warming phase’; ‘dethaw the meat’;

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Freezeverb

(transitive) To cause someone to become motionless.

Unfreezeverb

make (assets) available;

‘release the holdings in the dictator's bank account’;

Freezeverb

(figuratively) To lose or cause to lose warmth of feeling; to shut out; to ostracize.

‘Over time, he froze towards her, and ceased to react to her friendly advances.’;

Freezeverb

To cause loss of animation or life in, from lack of heat; to give the sensation of cold to; to chill.

Freezeverb

(transitive) To prevent the movement or liquidation of a person's financial assets

‘The court froze the criminal's bank account.’;

Freezenoun

A period of intensely cold weather.

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Freezenoun

A halt of a regular operation.

Freezenoun

(computer) The state when either a single computer program, or the whole system ceases to respond to inputs.

Freezenoun

(curling) A precise draw weight shot where a delivered stone comes to a stand-still against a stationary stone, making it nearly impossible to knock out.

Freezenoun

A block on pay rises.

Freezenoun

A frieze.

Freezenoun

The act of congealing, or the state of being congealed.

Freezeverb

To become congealed by cold; to be changed from a liquid to a solid state by the abstraction of heat; to be hardened into ice or a like solid body.

Freezeverb

To become chilled with cold, or as with cold; to suffer loss of animation or life by lack of heat; as, the blood freezes in the veins.

Freezeverb

To congeal; to harden into ice; to convert from a fluid to a solid form by cold, or abstraction of heat.

Freezeverb

To cause loss of animation or life in, from lack of heat; to give the sensation of cold to; to chill.

‘A faint, cold fear runs through my veins,That almost freezes up the heat of life.’; ‘A railroad which had a London connection must not be allowed to freeze out one that had no such connection.’; ‘It is sometimes a long time before a player who is frozen out can get into a game again.’;

Freezenoun

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

Freezenoun

weather cold enough to cause freezing

Freezenoun

an interruption or temporary suspension of progress or movement;

‘a halt in the arms race’; ‘a nuclear freeze’;

Freezenoun

fixing (of prices or wages etc) at a particular level;

‘a freeze on hiring’;

Freezeverb

change to ice;

‘The water in the bowl froze’;

Freezeverb

stop moving or become immobilized;

‘When he saw the police car he froze’;

Freezeverb

be cold;

‘I could freeze to death in this office when the air conditioning is turned on’;

Freezeverb

cause to freeze;

‘Freeze the leftover food’;

Freezeverb

stop a process or a habit by imposing a freeze on it;

‘Suspend the aid to the war-torn country’;

Freezeverb

be very cold, below the freezing point;

‘It is freezing in Kalamazoo’;

Freezeverb

change from a liquid to a solid when cold;

‘Water freezes at 32 degrees Fahrenheit’;

Freezeverb

prohibit the conversion or use of (assets);

‘Blocked funds’; ‘Freeze the assets of this hostile government’;

Freezeverb

anesthetize by cold

Freezeverb

suddenly behave coldly and formally;

‘She froze when she saw her ex-husband’;

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