Definition of “freeze” - Learner’s Dictionary

freeze

verb uk us /friːz/ (past tense froze, past participle frozen)
ICE [ I, T ]

B1 If something freezes or is frozen, it becomes hard and solid because it is very cold:

The river had frozen overnight.
Water freezes at 0° Celsius.
FOOD [ I, T ]

B1 to make food last a long time by making it very cold and hard:

You can freeze any cakes that you have left over.
PERSON [ I ]

B2 to feel very cold:

One of the climbers froze to death on the mountain.
NOT MOVE [ I ]

B2 to suddenly stop moving, especially because you are frightened:

She saw someone outside the window and froze.
LEVEL [ T ]

to fix the level of something such as a price or rate so that it does not increase

COMPUTER [ I ]

if a computer freezes, it suddenly stops working and the screen will not change even when you use the keyboard or mouse (= small computer control)

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