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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

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

How to pronounce freeze?

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How to say freeze in sign language?

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How to use freeze in a sentence?

  1. Jonathan Barratt:

    There's no reason for a freeze when oil is at $50 a barrel. If oil prices move back to $35 a barrel there'll be rhetoric and action for an output cap; at $50 a barrel there'll just be rhetoric.

  2. Ric Spooner:

    There is demand growth, and production in the U.S. is falling, so if against that background there was a freeze, markets could get tighter at some stage.

  3. Baba Faiz:

    What if we use Einstein's special theory of relativity to freeze time? The reason is simple and precise. The idea of freezing time is to freeze our love; Love always young and charming.

  4. Mick Mulvaney:

    What we are doing tomorrow is replacing the across-the-board hiring freeze that we put into place on day one in office and replacing it with a smarter plan, a more strategic plan, a more surgical plan.

  5. Marian Salzman:

    It can’t make a woman turning 40 look 21, but it can freeze her face to look 39 for a good 20 years, it’s here to stay — at least for those who can afford it.


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