Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

El diccionario y el tesauro de inglés online más consultados por estudiantes de inglés.

Definición de “freeze” en inglés

freeze

verb [I/T]  /friz/ (past tense froze  /froʊz/, past participle frozen  /ˈfroʊ·zən/) us  
to become cold enough to become solid: [I] The rainwater froze overnight, leaving the roads icy. If you freeze food, you preserve it by storing it at a very low temperature. Someone such as a police officer who says freeze is ordering you not to move except as the person tells you: [I] Freeze! Keep your hands up! To freeze something such as pay or prices is to fix them at a particular level and not allow any increases: [T] The company has frozen salaries. To freeze money or property is to officially and legally prevent it from being used or moved: [T] The government froze his assets.

freeze

noun [C]  /friz/ us  
a period when the air temperature is low enough so that water will freeze: The first freeze didn’t come until mid-December. A freeze is a temporary stopping of something: The company has imposed a wage/hiring freeze.
(Definition of freeze from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Más sobre la pronunciación de freeze
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definiciones de “freeze” en otros diccionarios

Palabra del día

roost

When birds roost, they go somewhere to rest or sleep.

Palabra del día

Blog

Lee nuestro blog sobre cómo funciona el inglés

Aprende más

Palabras nuevas

Encuentra palabras y significados que se emplean en inglés desde hace poco, y dinos qué piensas

Aprende más