To freeze is to become very cold. When the temperature drops below freezing, you can start to freeze.

  • She was so angry that she froze when she talked to him.

  • The ice on the river was so thick that it froze over.

Definition of froze


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


To lower something's temperature to the point that it freezes or becomes hard.


To drop to a temperature below zero degrees celsius, where water turns to ice.


To be affected by extreme cold.


(of machines and software) To come to a sudden halt, stop working (functioning).


(of people and other animals) To stop (become motionless) or be stopped due to attentiveness, fear, surprise, etc.


To cause someone to become motionless.


To lose or cause to lose warmth of feeling; to shut out; to ostracize.


To cause loss of animation or life in, from lack of heat; to give the sensation of cold to; to chill.


To prevent the movement or liquidation of a person's financial assets


Of prices, spending etc., to keep at the same level, without any increase.

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Example Sentences for froze

  • 1

    Quick freeze ices, then sculpts Yellowstone River.

  • 2

    She didn't freeze the reporter, but she transmuted him into ice.

  • 3

    It can also be freeze dried by repeatedly freezing and thawing.

  • 4

    The slow freeze method is the most practised of the embryo freezing techniques.

  • 5

    The slow freeze method is the most practised of the embryo freezing techniques.

  • 6

    This winter was frosty and freezing.

  • 7

    In the end, freezing them was the solution.

  • 8

    It is cool in the summer and freezing in the winter.

  • 9

    Sean freezes the lake and is entombed in it.

  • 10

    Solidification is the process of freezing materials.