how to pronounce freeze


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freeze is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of freeze in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… pursuit that absorb a shoe freeze you …”

meanings of freeze


  1. (of people and other animals) To stop (become motionless) or be stopped due to attentiveness, fear, surprise, etc.
  2. To drop to a temperature below zero degrees celsius, where water turns to ice.
  3. Especially of a liquid, to become solid due to low temperature.
  4. To cause loss of animation or life in, from lack of heat; to give the sensation of cold to; to chill.
  5. Of prices, spending etc., to keep at the same level, without any increase.
  6. To cause someone to become motionless.
  7. To prevent the movement or liquidation of a person's financial assets.
  8. To be affected by extreme cold.
  9. (of machines and software) To come to a sudden halt, stop working (functioning).
  10. To lose or cause to lose warmth of feeling; to shut out; to ostracize.
  11. To lower something's temperature to the point that it freezes or becomes hard.


  1. A halt of a regular operation.
  2. A period of intensely cold weather.
  3. Obsolete form of frieze.
  4. The state when either a single computer program, or the whole system ceases to respond to inputs.
  5. A block on pay rises or on the hiring of new employees etc.
  6. A precise draw weight shot where a delivered stone comes to a stand-still against a stationary stone, making it nearly impossible to knock out.


  1. A surname​.

freeze frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word freeze occurs in english on average 14.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics freeze can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that freeze can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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