Translation of "freeze" - English-Spanish dictionary

freeze

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.

congelarse
The pond froze overnight.

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

congelar
Freeze any bread that you have left over.

to feel very cold

congelarse
You’ll freeze if you don’t wear a coat.

to suddenly stop moving, especially because you are frightened

quedarse helado
She saw someone outside the window and froze.

(Translation of “freeze” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

freeze

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

to make into or become ice

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

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

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

to make or be very cold

helarse, congelarse (morirse de frío)
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

congelar
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)

quedarse inmóvil
She froze when she heard the strange noise.

to fix prices, wages etc at a certain level

congelar
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.

congelador
freezing adjective

very cold

helado
This room’s freezing.
frozen adjective

congelar
frozen dessert.
freezing-point noun

(physics) the temperature at which a liquid becomes solid

punto de congelación
The freezing-point of water is 0° centigrade.
freeze up phrasal verb

to stop moving or functioning because of extreme cold

helarse
The car engine froze up.

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