›[T]ECONOMICS, FINANCEto fix prices, income levels, interest rates, etc. at a particular level and not allow any increases: freeze wages/rates/taxesMortgage lenders have agreed to freeze adjustable interest rates for some of the state's highest-risk borrowers.
›[T]LAW, BANKINGif a government or court freezes someone's bank account, money, assets etc. it legally prevents them from using any of it: Some of the prisoners' assets were frozen by order of the government.Officials said they will freeze 120 local bank accounts and place racketeering liens on numerous homes and businesses.
›[I]ITif a computer freezes or a computer screen is frozen, it suddenly stops working and the screen will not change even when you use the keyboard or mouse: If your computer freezes, you may have to shut it down manually by holding the power button for several seconds.
›[T]to officially stop an activity or process for a period of time: freeze production/sales/recruitmentThe world's biggest automaker announced that it will temporarily freeze production due to low demand.