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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.
(Definition of freeze from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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