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[n] fixing (of prices or wages etc) at a particular level; "a freeze on hiring"
[n] an interruption or temporary suspension of progress or movement; "a halt in the arms race"; "a nuclear freeze"
[n] weather cold enough to cause freezing
[n] the withdrawal of heat to change something from a liquid to a solid
[v] suddenly behave coldly and formally; "She froze when she saw her ex-husband"
[v] anesthetize by cold, as for certain surgical procedures
[v] be cold; "I could freeze to death in this office when the air conditioning is turned on"
[v] prohibit the conversion or use of (assets); "Blocked funds"; "Freeze the assets of this hostile government"
[v] stop a process or a habit by imposing a freeze on it; "Suspend the aid to the war-torn country"
[v] change to ice; "The water in the bowl froze"
[v] cause to freeze; "Freeze the leftover food"
[v] change from a liquid to a solid when cold; "Water freezes at 32 degrees Fahrenheit"
[v] stop moving or become immobilized; "When he saw the police car he froze"
[v] be very cold, below the freezing point; "It is freezing in Kalamazoo"

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