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froze Explained

froze at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


froze at English irregular forms Of Explained:

=> {freeze}

froze at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

v the past tense of freeze1//

froze at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

past tense of FREEZE

Froze at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Freeze \Freeze\, v. i. [imp. {Froze}; p. p. {Frozen}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Freezing}.] [OE. fresen, freosen, AS. fre['o]san;
akin to D. vriezen, OHG. iosan, G. frieren, Icel. frjsa, Sw.
frysa, Dan. fryse, Goth. frius cold, frost, and prob. to L.
prurire to itch, E. prurient, cf. L. prna a burning coal,
pruina hoarfrost, Skr. prushv[=a] ice, prush to spirt. ? 18.
Cf. {Frost}.]
1. To become congealed by cold; to be changed from a liquid
to a solid state by the abstraction of heat; to be
hardened into ice or a like solid body.

Note: Water freezes at 32[deg] above zero by Fahrenheit's
thermometer; mercury freezes at 40[deg] below zero.

2. To become chilled with cold, or as with cold; to suffer
loss of animation or life by lack of heat; as, the blood
freezes in the veins.

{To freeze up} (Fig.), to become formal and cold in demeanor.

Froze \Froze\,
imp. of {Freeze}.

froze at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: the withdrawal of heat to change something from a liquid to
a solid [syn: {freezing}]
2: weather cold enough to cause freezing [syn: {frost}]
3: an interruption or temporary suspension of progress or
movement; "a halt in the arms race"; "a nuclear freeze"
[syn: {halt}]
4: fixing (of prices or wages etc) at a particular level; "a
freeze on hiring"
[also: {frozen}, {froze}]

v 1: change to ice; "The water in the bowl froze" [ant: {boil}]
2: stop moving or become immobilized; "When he saw the police
car he froze" [syn: {stop dead}]
3: be cold; "I could freeze to death in this office when the
air conditioning is turned on"
4: cause to freeze; "Freeze the leftover food"
5: stop a process or a habit by imposing a freeze on it;
"Suspend the aid to the war-torn country" [syn: {suspend}]
6: be very cold, below the freezing point; "It is freezing in
7: change from a liquid to a solid when cold; "Water freezes at
32 degrees Fahrenheit" [syn: {freeze out}, {freeze down}]
8: prohibit the conversion or use of (assets); "Blocked funds";
"Freeze the assets of this hostile government" [syn: {block},
{immobilize}, {immobilise}] [ant: {unblock}, {unblock}]
9: anesthetize by cold
10: suddenly behave coldly and formally; "She froze when she saw
her ex-husband"
[also: {frozen}, {froze}]

See {freeze}

froze at English (WD) Of Explained:



* Inter: IPA » /ˈfɹəʊz/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /"fr\@Uz/
  • Inter: rhymes » əʊz



  • Inter: simple past of » freeze

  • Category: Category:English irregular simple past forms -
    Translation: ca » froze
    Translation: de » froze
    Translation: el » froze
    Translation: fa » froze
    Translation: fr » froze
    Translation: hu » froze
    Translation: ja » froze
    Translation: pl » froze
    Translation: pt » froze
    Category: simple:froze -
    Translation: fi » froze
    Translation: sv » froze
    Translation: vi » froze
    Translation: zh » froze