Translation of "freeze" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary


verb [ I or T ] (COLD) uk us /friːz/ (froze, frozen)

If you freeze something, you lower its temperature below 0°C, causing it to become cold and often hard, and if something freezes, its temperature goes below 0°C

Water freezes to ice at a temperature of 0°C. 水在零摄氏度结冰。
The ground had frozen hard/solid. 地面已经冻得硬邦邦的了。
When the lake freezes (over) (= turns into ice on the surface), we can go skating on it. 湖面结冰后,我们可以在上面滑冰。
Our pipes froze (up) (= the water in them turned to ice) several times last winter. 去年冬天我们的水管冻了好几次。
The weather forecast says that it is going to freeze tonight (= that the temperature will be at or below 0°C). 天气预报说今晚温度会至冰点或更低。
Without a sleeping bag, you would freeze to death (= become so cold that you die) out there on the mountainside. 在山坡那儿,没有睡袋你会被冻死。

to preserve food by storing it at a very low temperature so that it becomes hard

I'll freeze any food that's left over. 我会把剩下的食物都冷冻起来。
Most soups freeze (= can be preserved by being stored at a very low temperature) well. 大多数汤都可以冷冻保存。

(Translation of “freeze verb (COLD)” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)