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“… 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​.

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