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freeze

verb /friːz/ ( past tense froze /frəuz/, past participle frozen /ˈfrəuzn/)
to make into or become ice
geler
It’s so cold that the river has frozen over.
(of weather) to be at or below freezing-point
geler
If it freezes again tonight, all my plants will die.
to make or be very cold
geler, (mourir de froid)
If you had stayed out all night in the snow, you might have frozen to death (= died of exposure to cold).
to make (food) very cold in order to preserve it
congeler
You can freeze the rest of that food and eat it later.
to make or become stiff, still or unable to move (with fear etc)
figer sur place, rester figé
She froze when she heard the strange noise.
to fix prices, wages etc at a certain level
geler (des crédits, des devises)
If the economic situation does not improve, wages will be frozen again.
freezer noun a cabinet for keeping food at, or bringing it down to, a temperature below freezing-point.
congélateur
freezing adjective very cold This room’s freezing. frozen adjective
(con)gelé
freezing-point noun the temperature at which a liquid becomes solid
point de congélation
The freezing-point of water is 0° centigrade.
freeze up to stop moving or functioning because of extreme cold
geler
The car engine froze up.
(Definition of freeze from the Password English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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