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"freezing" in British English

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freezingadjective, adverb

uk   /ˈfriː.zɪŋ/  us   /ˈfriː.zɪŋ/
B1 extremelycold: It's freezing in here - can I ​close the ​window? They ​survived for four ​hours in the freezing ​water. After ​walking through the ​snow, my ​feet were freezing. I had to ​wait for ​hours on the freezing coldstationplatform.

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  • It's freezing ​cold today.
  • So Roger ​spent the ​night in a freezing ​garage, did he? That'll ​teach him to go out without his ​housekeys!
  • Come in - you must be freezing out there!
  • I haven't got my ​coat and I'm freezing.
  • It was freezing as we ​walkedhome last ​night.

freezingadjective

uk   /ˈfriː.zɪŋ/  us   /ˈfriː.zɪŋ/
turning to ​ice: Freezing ​fog and ​icypatches are ​expected to ​causeproblems for ​motoriststonight.

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freezingnoun [U]

uk   /ˈfriː.zɪŋ/  us   /ˈfriː.zɪŋ/ (also freezing point)
(Definition of freezing from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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freezingnoun [U]

 /ˈfri·zɪŋ/
chemistry the ​change or ​process of ​changing from a ​liquid to a ​solidsubstance

freezingadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈfri·zɪŋ/
cold enough for ​liquids to ​turn to ​ice: We can ​expect freezing ​temperatures all ​week.
fig. Freezing also ​means very ​cold: It’s freezing in here – ​turn off the ​airconditioner!
(Definition of freezing from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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