Translation of "freeze" - English-German dictionary


verb /friːz/ (past tense froze /frəuz/, past participle frozen /ˈfrəuzn/)

to make into or become ice

It’s so cold that the river has frozen over.

(of weather) to be at or below freezing-point

If it freezes again tonight, all my plants will die.

to make or be very cold

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

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)

She froze when she heard the strange noise.

to fix prices, wages etc at a certain level

einfrieren, stoppen
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.

der Tiefkühler
freezing adjective

very cold

This room’s freezing.
frozen adjective

freezing-point noun

the temperature at which a liquid becomes solid

der Gefrierpunkt
The freezing-point of water is 0° centigrade.
freeze up

to stop moving or functioning because of extreme cold

The car engine froze up.

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