Translation of "freeze" - English-French dictionary

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

glacial
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.

(Translation of “freeze” from the PASSWORD English–French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)