Significado de “freeze” - Diccionario Inglés

Significado de "freeze" - Diccionario Inglés

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freezeverb

uk /friːz/ us /friːz/ froze, frozen

freeze verb (COLD)

B1 [ I or T ] If you freeze something, you lower its temperature below 0°C, causing it to become cold and often hard, and if something freezes, its temperature goes below 0°C:

Water freezes to ice at a temperature of 0°C.
The ground had frozen hard/solid.
When the lake freezes (over) (= turns into ice on the surface), we can go skating on it.
Our pipes froze (up) (= the water in them turned to ice) several times last winter.
The weather forecast says that it is going to freeze tonight (= that the temperature will be at or below 0°C).
Without a sleeping bag, you would freeze to death (= become so cold that you die) out there on the mountainside.

B1 [ I or T ] to make food last a long time by storing it at a very low temperature so that it becomes hard:

I'll freeze any food that's left over.
Most soups freeze (= can be preserved by being stored at a very low temperature) well.

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freeze verb (MONEY/PROPERTY)

[ T ] To freeze something such as pay or prices is to fix it at a particular level and not allow any increases:

The government has frozen pensions until the end of next year.

[ T ] to officially and legally prevent money or property from being used or moved:

When it was obvious the company was going bankrupt, the government ordered all their assets to be frozen.

freezenoun

uk /friːz/ us /friːz/

(Definition of “freeze” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

Significado de "freeze" - Diccionario Inglés Americano

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freezeverb [ I/T ]

us /friz/ past tense froze /froʊz/ , past participle frozen /ˈfroʊ·zən/

to become cold enough to become solid:

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.

freezenoun [ C ]

us /friz/

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)

Significado de "freeze" - Diccionario Inglés para los negocios

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freezeverb

uk /friːz/ us froze, frozen

[ T ] ECONOMICS, FINANCE to fix prices, income levels, interest rates, etc. at a particular level and not allow any increases:

freeze wages/rates/taxes Mortgage lenders have agreed to freeze adjustable interest rates for some of the state's highest-risk borrowers.

[ T ] LAW, BANKING if a government or court freezes someone's bank account, money, assets etc. it legally prevents them from using any of it:

Some of the prisoners' assets were frozen by order of the government.
Officials said they will freeze 120 local bank accounts and place racketeering liens on numerous homes and businesses.

[ I ] IT if a computer freezes or a computer screen is frozen, it suddenly stops working and the screen will not change even when you use the keyboard or mouse:

If your computer freezes, you may have to shut it down manually by holding the power button for several seconds.

[ T ] to officially stop an activity or process for a period of time:

freeze production/sales/recruitment The world's biggest automaker announced that it will temporarily freeze production due to low demand.

Phrasal verb(s)

freezenoun [ C ]

uk /friːz/ us

ECONOMICS a decision to fix prices, income levels, interest rates, etc. at a particular level and not allow any increases:

a pay/price/interest rate/tax freeze To deal with the pension crisis, a two-year salary freeze has been imposed on the city's 11,000 employees.

an official decision to stop an activity from continuing for a period of time:

They promised to halve the deficit through a domestic spending freeze and improving government efficiency.
The temporary nuclear freeze has not impressed Washington hardliners.
a hiring/recruitment freeze Hiring freezes and layoffs are likely to continue into the new year.
a freeze on sth The organization was set up to campaign for a freeze on the growing of GM crops and animals.

LAW an official order, for example, from a judge or government, that prevents money or property from being used or moved:

impose/put/place a freeze on sth A High Court judge placed a freeze on her worldwide assets.
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(Definition of “freeze” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)