freeze

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Pronunciation[change]

Homophones[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
freeze

Third person singular
freezes

Simple past
froze

Past participle
frozen

Present participle
freezing

(transitive & intransitive)

  1. If you freeze something, you cool it until it becomes solid.
    Water freezes at 0°C.
    The chicken will go bad soon. We should freeze it and then we can cook it next week.
  2. If you freeze, you feel very cold.
    I was freezing because I had forgotten my coat.

Noun[change]

Singular
freeze

Plural
freezes

  1. (countable) A freeze is a time when the temperature is cold.
  2. (countable) A freeze is when the usual way things are done is stopped.

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