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Synonyms for freeze
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. freeze, freezing(noun)

    the withdrawal of heat to change something from a liquid to a solid

    Synonyms:
    frost, freezing, halt

    Antonyms:
    unblock, unfreeze, boil, free, release

  2. freeze, frost(noun)

    weather cold enough to cause freezing

    Synonyms:
    hoarfrost, hoar, halt, frost, freezing, rime, icing

    Antonyms:
    release, unblock, free, unfreeze, boil

  3. freeze, halt(noun)

    an interruption or temporary suspension of progress or movement

    "a halt in the arms race"; "a nuclear freeze"

    Synonyms:
    stay, hitch, stoppage, halt, frost, check, arrest, stop, freezing

    Antonyms:
    boil, unblock, release, free, unfreeze

  4. freeze(verb)

    fixing (of prices or wages etc) at a particular level

    "a freeze on hiring"

    Synonyms:
    frost, freezing, halt

    Antonyms:
    boil, release, free, unfreeze, unblock

  5. freeze, stop dead(verb)

    stop moving or become immobilized

    "When he saw the police car he froze"

    Synonyms:
    block, stop dead, immobilize, suspend, freeze down, freeze out, immobilise

    Antonyms:
    release, unfreeze, boil, free, unblock

  6. freeze(verb)

    change to ice

    "The water in the bowl froze"

    Synonyms:
    immobilise, freeze out, freeze down, block, stop dead, suspend, immobilize

    Antonyms:
    unfreeze, unblock, release, boil, free

  7. freeze(verb)

    be cold

    "I could freeze to death in this office when the air conditioning is turned on"

    Synonyms:
    immobilise, freeze out, freeze down, block, stop dead, suspend, immobilize

    Antonyms:
    free, unfreeze, unblock, boil, release

  8. freeze(verb)

    cause to freeze

    "Freeze the leftover food"

    Synonyms:
    immobilise, freeze out, freeze down, block, stop dead, suspend, immobilize

    Antonyms:
    unfreeze, free, boil, release, unblock

  9. freeze, suspend(verb)

    stop a process or a habit by imposing a freeze on it

    "Suspend the aid to the war-torn country"

    Synonyms:
    block, stop dead, immobilize, set aside, suspend, freeze down, debar, freeze out, immobilise

    Antonyms:
    boil, unfreeze, free, release, unblock

  10. freeze(verb)

    be very cold, below the freezing point

    "It is freezing in Kalamazoo"

    Synonyms:
    immobilise, freeze out, freeze down, block, stop dead, suspend, immobilize

    Antonyms:
    unblock, unfreeze, release, free, boil

  11. freeze, freeze out, freeze down(verb)

    change from a liquid to a solid when cold

    "Water freezes at 32 degrees Fahrenheit"

    Synonyms:
    block, stop dead, immobilize, suspend, freeze down, freeze out, immobilise

    Antonyms:
    unblock, unfreeze, free, boil, release

  12. freeze, block, immobilize, immobilise(verb)

    prohibit the conversion or use of (assets)

    "Blocked funds"; "Freeze the assets of this hostile government"

    Synonyms:
    pin, block up, lug, trap, halt, obturate, suspend, jam, block off, close up, blank out, obstruct, deflect, parry, embarrass, kibosh, draw a blank, freeze down, hinder, impede, block, forget, freeze out, immobilize, stop, stuff, stymy, stop dead, blockade, immobilise, bar, occlude, barricade, choke up, stymie

    Antonyms:
    unfreeze, free, boil, release, unblock

  13. freeze(verb)

    anesthetize by cold

    Synonyms:
    immobilise, freeze out, freeze down, block, stop dead, suspend, immobilize

    Antonyms:
    boil, unfreeze, release, unblock, free

  14. freeze(verb)

    suddenly behave coldly and formally

    "She froze when she saw her ex-husband"

    Synonyms:
    immobilise, freeze out, freeze down, block, stop dead, suspend, immobilize

    Antonyms:
    boil, free, release, unfreeze, unblock

Wiktionary

  1. freeze(verb)

    Especially of a liquid, to become solid due to low temperature.

    Synonyms:
    solidify

    Antonyms:
    liquify, unfreeze, defrost

Editors Contribution

  1. lockdown

    Submitted by anonymous on April 19, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. freeze(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    be congealed, be frozen

  2. freeze(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    be chilled

  3. freeze(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    congeal, solidify by cold, turn to ice

  4. freeze(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    chill, benumb

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. freeze(v)

    Synonyms:
    congeal

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    freezing, gel, frozen, freezes, fixed, frost, snapshot, -freeze, -scud, immobilize, freeze-up, block, froze, stop

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How to say freeze in sign language?

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How to use freeze in a sentence?

  1. Alex Beard:

    I can't see a huge opportunity for positive surprises (from the Doha OPEC/non-OPEC meeting). A freeze doesn't change the market dynamic.

  2. South KoreaVipin Narang:

    Now that Trump seems intent on escalating the trade war with China, if Kim Jong Un decides to skirt the margins of 'freeze for freeze,' there isn't a snowflake's chance in hell that China sees that as a violation justifying putting any screws on North Korea.

  3. Folco Galli:

    We have ordered (the banks) to freeze the bank accounts mentioned in the (U.S.) request. Now we are taking evidence. We are receiving the bank documents. It takes time.

  4. Tamas Varga:

    Oil is down because Iran said they would only join the output freeze group once they reached production of 4 million barrels a day (bpd).

  5. Benjamin Jackson:

    It's better to crash than to freeze


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