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My life used to be like that game of freeze tag we played as kids. Once tagged, you had to freeze in the position you were in. Whenever something happened, I'd freeze like a statue, too afraid of moving the wrong way, of making the wrong decision. The problem is, if you stand still too long, that's your decision.
Regina Brett

Meaning of "freeze" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD FREEZE

Old English frēosan; related to Old Norse frjōsa, Old High German friosan, Latin prūrīre to itch.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF FREEZE

freeze  [friːz] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF FREEZE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Freeze is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb freeze in English.

WHAT DOES FREEZE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of freeze in the English dictionary

The first definition of freeze in the dictionary is to change into a solid as a result of a reduction in temperature, or to solidify in this way, esp to convert or be converted into ice. Other definition of freeze is when intr, sometimes foll by over or up to cover, clog, or harden with ice, or become so covered, clogged, or hardened. Freeze is also to fix fast or become fixed because of the action of frost.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO FREEZE

PRESENT

Present
I freeze
you freeze
he/she/it freezes
we freeze
you freeze
they freeze
Present continuous
I am freezing
you are freezing
he/she/it is freezing
we are freezing
you are freezing
they are freezing
Present perfect
I have frozen
you have frozen
he/she/it has frozen
we have frozen
you have frozen
they have frozen
Present perfect continuous
I have been freezing
you have been freezing
he/she/it has been freezing
we have been freezing
you have been freezing
they have been freezing
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I froze
you froze
he/she/it froze
we froze
you froze
they froze
Past continuous
I was freezing
you were freezing
he/she/it was freezing
we were freezing
you were freezing
they were freezing
Past perfect
I had frozen
you had frozen
he/she/it had frozen
we had frozen
you had frozen
they had frozen
Past perfect continuous
I had been freezing
you had been freezing
he/she/it had been freezing
we had been freezing
you had been freezing
they had been freezing
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will freeze
you will freeze
he/she/it will freeze
we will freeze
you will freeze
they will freeze
Future continuous
I will be freezing
you will be freezing
he/she/it will be freezing
we will be freezing
you will be freezing
they will be freezing
Future perfect
I will have frozen
you will have frozen
he/she/it will have frozen
we will have frozen
you will have frozen
they will have frozen
Future perfect continuous
I will have been freezing
you will have been freezing
he/she/it will have been freezing
we will have been freezing
you will have been freezing
they will have been freezing
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would freeze
you would freeze
he/she/it would freeze
we would freeze
you would freeze
they would freeze
Conditional continuous
I would be freezing
you would be freezing
he/she/it would be freezing
we would be freezing
you would be freezing
they would be freezing
Conditional perfect
I would have freeze
you would have freeze
he/she/it would have freeze
we would have freeze
you would have freeze
they would have freeze
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been freezing
you would have been freezing
he/she/it would have been freezing
we would have been freezing
you would have been freezing
they would have been freezing
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you freeze
we let´s freeze
you freeze
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to freeze
Past participle
frozen
Present Participle
freezing
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH FREEZE


Antares
ænˈtɛəriːz
antifreeze
ˈæntɪˌfriːz
Ares
ˈɛəriːz
Aries
ˈɛəriːz
breeze
briːz
brise
briːz
Capris
kəˈpriːz
caries
ˈkɛəriːz
Ceres
ˈsɪəriːz
cerise
səˈriːz
crise
kriːz
deepfreeze
ˌdiːpˈfriːz
fris
friːz
grise
ɡriːz
heres
ˈhɪəriːz
imprese
ɪmˈpriːz
miniseries
ˈmɪnɪˌsɪəriːz
reprise
rɪˈpriːz
series
ˈsɪəriːz
Tabriz
tæˈbriːz

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE FREEZE

freezable
freeze out
freeze-dried
freeze-dries
freeze-dry
freeze-frame
freeze-frame button
freeze-up
freezer
freezer bag
freezer centre
freezer compartment
freezer container
freezer film
freezer foil
freezer tray
freezing
freezing fog
freezing injunction
freezing mixture

WORDS THAT END LIKE FREEZE

deep freeze
defreeze
enfreeze
fresh breeze
gentle breeze
light breeze
mackerel breeze
moderate breeze
prefreeze
price freeze
quick-freeze
refreeze
sea breeze
shoot the breeze
sneeze
squeeze
strong breeze
unfreeze
wage freeze
wages freeze

Synonyms and antonyms of freeze in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «FREEZE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «freeze» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of freeze

Translation of «freeze» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF FREEZE

Find out the translation of freeze to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of freeze from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «freeze» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

冻结
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

congelarse
570 millions of speakers

English

freeze
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

फ्रीज
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يَتَجَمَّدُ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

замерзать
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

congelar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বরফে পরিণত করা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

geler
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Membekukan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

frieren
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

凍る
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

얼다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Beku
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đông lại
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

உறைய
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

गोठवा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

donmak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

gelare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

zamarznąć
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

замерзати
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

a îngheța
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

παγώνω
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

vries
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

frysa
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

fryse
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of freeze

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «FREEZE»

The term «freeze» is very widely used and occupies the 9.311 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «FREEZE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about freeze

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10 QUOTES WITH «FREEZE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word freeze.
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Fede Alvarez
A good horror movie - it doesn't matter how many comedy horror films there have been before. Doesn't matter how much you think it's going to be funny. A good horror movie will scare the hell out of you... the moment you sit down and you start being exposed to that story, it's going to freeze your blood.
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Joe Bastianich
At home, I make a large batch of tomato sauce and freeze it in meal-size portions in freezer bags.
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Regina Brett
My life used to be like that game of freeze tag we played as kids. Once tagged, you had to freeze in the position you were in. Whenever something happened, I'd freeze like a statue, too afraid of moving the wrong way, of making the wrong decision. The problem is, if you stand still too long, that's your decision.
4
Holly Marie Combs
There are tons of people I'd like to freeze for all of eternity, but we won't go into that!
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Ryan Coogler
Coming up in the Bay Area and being African American in a city that has a history of complex issues of violent crime, interaction with the police is always intense. That's something you have to learn. My mom taught me at a young age that if ever a cop stops you, you put your hands up and freeze - don't move.
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Alan Cranston
I don't think just scaring people is enough. That worked during the freeze days to a major extent, but we really didn't achieve that much even at that time. You have to have more, you have to give people hope and a vision of a better world.
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Carmen Dell'Orefice
There's no way I would have got to see so much of the world, with my humble background, without modelling. We were penniless and hungry for most of my youth. I washed the sheets in the bathtub in my bedroom and hung them out of the window on the clothes line, which in winter was difficult as the sheets would freeze and get stuck to the line.
8
Fran Drescher
I told her I wanted a plastic surgeon to sew me up, and I wanted her to freeze my ovaries, so I could harvest the eggs and have a biological child through a surrogate.
9
Mel Ferrer
I curl up inside and freeze when I have to act. I much prefer sitting on the sidelines and trying to get the best out of other people.
10
Ben Fountain
I think if you spend much time dwelling on influence you can get self-conscious about every line you write. That's a great way to freeze up.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «FREEZE»

Discover the use of freeze in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to freeze and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Freeze-frame: One Minute Stress Management : a ...
HeartMath's most popular technique shows how to manage thoughts and emotions in the moment by applying five simple steps.
Doc Lew Childre, Bruce Cryer, 1998
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Why Don't Penguins' Feet Freeze?
Why Don't Penguins' Feet Freeze? is the latest compilation of readers' answers to the questions in the 'Last Word' column of New Scientist, the world's best-selling science weekly.
Mick O'Hare, 2006
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Not Your Mother's Make-Ahead and Freeze Cookbook
In a modern twist on the idea of freezing meals for later, features over two hundred recipes for breakfasts, lunches, and dinners that are prepared through the method of batch cooking and then frozen.
Jessica Getskow Fisher, 2012
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Freeze Tag
This ebook features an illustrated biography of Caroline B. Cooney including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.
Caroline B. Cooney, 2012
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Freeze-Drying
This book describes the rules of freeze-drying. The critical process data is not just presented theoretically but explained with regard to practical examples. Application of freeze-drying processes is the main emphasis of this book.
Georg-Wilhelm Oetjen, 2008
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Fix, Freeze, Feast: The Delicious, Money-Saving Way to Feed ...
This is the winning system of Fix, Freeze, Feast, a cookbook that has already attracted an enthusiastic following among busy families.
Kati Neville, Lindsay Tkacsik, 2010
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Milo: Sticky Notes and Brain Freeze
In love with the girl he sneezed on the first day of school and best pals with Marshall, the "One Eyed Jack" of friends, seventh-grader Milo Cruikshank misses his mother whose death has changed everything at home.
‎2011
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Why Don't Penguins' Feet Freeze?: And 114 Other Questions
Why Don't Penguins' Feet Freeze? is the latest compilation of readers' answers to the questions in the 'Last Word' column of New Scientist, the world's best-selling science weekly.
New Scientist, 2010
9
Freeze-Drying/Lyophilization Of Pharmaceutical & Biological ...
With 13 new chapters providing state-of-the-art information, the book unveils innovations currently advancing the field, including LYOGUARD® packaging for bulk freeze-drying and the irradiation of pharmaceutical and biological products.
Louis Rey, Joan C. May, 2004
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Freeze Fracture Images of Cells and Tissues
This book presents a complete and up-to-date account of the macromolecular organization of membranes and the many membrane specialization of cells as well as overall cellular organization as reflected in tissues and organs.
Richard L. Roberts, 1991

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «FREEZE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term freeze is used in the context of the following news items.
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Big freeze blasts large parts of NSW
A blanket of snow has fallen across large parts of NSW from the northern tablelands to the Victorian border and more is expected to fall later on ... «Sydney Morning Herald, Jul 15»
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NSW blasted by big freeze; snow falls in alpine areas
The Sunshine State is quickly transforming into a frosty state thanks to an icy cold snap moving across southeast Australia that's brought gusty ... «The Australian, Jul 15»
3
NSW blasted by big freeze; snow falls in apline areas
NSW blasted by big freeze; snow falls in apline areas. by: From: The Australian; July 12, 2015 1:00PM. Increase Text Size · Decrease Text Size · Print · Email ... «The Australian, Jul 15»
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New rules mandate freeze for raw fish in New York City
Restaurant industry leaders say most chefs already freeze their fish to guard against bacteria and parasites. Related Topics: food fish health ... «WABC-TV, Jul 15»
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Benefield: Santa Rosa Freeze girls soccer team reaches next level
Coach Luke Oberkirch talks with members of the Santa Rosa United U17 Freeze team during practice at Trione Field in Santa Rosa, ... «Santa Rosa Press Democrat, Jul 15»
6
Brain freeze! It's Free Slurpee Day
Customers No. 1 and No. 2 on Free Slurpee Day at the 7-Eleven in San Francisco's Castro District on July 11, 2015. Shawn Geng (L) and ... «SFGate, Jul 15»
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Freeze, Mullen added to Dodd Trophy watch list
Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen and Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze are two of 23 head coaches added to the 2015 Dodd Trophy ... «WMC Action News 5, Jul 15»
8
Gotham Producers Discuss Joker's Role & Mr. Freeze For Season 2
That's because Gotham, FOX's series set during before the years of Batman, is stepping its game up with lasting narratives, darker villains, and ... «Comicbook.com, Jul 15»
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David Freeze: Good roads, lawn mowers and a big surprise end of …
Paul Brandle and Barbara Spindale from Hawesville gave Freeze help on finding the motel that made Saturday night very special. By David ... «Salisbury Post, Jul 15»
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Big freeze prompts emergency callouts
The freezing temperatures have caused burst water pipes and hot water cylinders and flooding in Auckland and Hamilton homes and buildings. «New Zealand Herald, Jul 15»

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