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English definition of “freeze”

freeze

verb [I] (STOP WORKING)    /friːz/ (froze, frozen) (also freeze up) US
If an engine or lock freezes, it stops working because its parts have become stuck and can no longer move : My old bicycle was so rusty that the gears had frozen. If the lock has frozen up, try lubricating it with oil .Not functioning
(Definition of freeze verb (STOP WORKING) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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