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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

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How to use freeze in a sentence?

  1. Chris Roberts:

    There’s not much consumers can do, police don’t have time, the FBI won’t care unless it’s a lot of money or kids involved and then they are overwhelmed. The best you can do is put credit freeze and a hold on things and hold on tight. This is going to get worse.

  2. John Heath:

    A credit freeze may not be the best thing to do if you're applying for a home or auto loan, or looking for different types of credit cards.

  3. De Lacy:

    I am drawing with my hand on this screen, and at the same time on their screen, before 5G, we had to freeze the image to draw, but the surgeon is moving on and that is not ideal.

  4. Rich Otto:

    Any water that remains on the road will freeze into a sheet of ice and make conditions quite hazardous.

  5. President Omar al-Bashir:

    We can freeze rulings during the talks period as well as take any other measures based on consensus, but we cannot provide amnesty unless we feel the talks will succeed because you don't want to grant them amnesty only for them to pick up guns against you again.


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