Translation of "freeze" - English-Italian dictionary


verb uk /friːz/ (present participle freezing, past tense froze, past participle frozen)

B1 If something freezes, it becomes hard and solid because it is very cold.

gelare, congelare
The pond froze overnight.

B1 to make food last a long time by making it very cold and hard

surgelare, congelare
Freeze any bread that you have left over.

to feel very cold

gelare, sentirsi gelare
You’ll freeze if you don’t wear a coat.

to suddenly stop moving, especially because you are frightened

sentirsi gelare
She saw someone outside the window and froze.

(Translation of “freeze” from the Cambridge English–Italian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)