Translation of "freeze" - English-Traditional 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. 水在攝氏零度結冰。
The ground had frozen hard/solid. 地面已經凍得硬邦邦的了。
When the lake freezes (over) (= turns into ice on the surface), we can go skating on it. 湖面結冰後,我們可以在上面滑冰。
Our pipes froze (up) (= the water in them turned to ice) several times last winter. 去年冬天我們的水管凍了好幾次。
The weather forecast says that it is going to freeze tonight (= that the temperature will be at or below 0°C). 天氣預報說今晚溫度會至冰點或更低。
Without a sleeping bag, you would freeze to death (= become so cold that you die) out there on the mountainside. 在山坡那裡,沒有睡袋你會被凍死。

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. 我會把剩下的食物都冷凍起來。
Most soups freeze (= can be preserved by being stored at a very low temperature) well. 大多數湯都可以冷凍保存。

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