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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To pass from the liquid to the solid state by loss of heat.

Usage examples (39)
  • It was so cold the lake was sure to freeze overnight.
  • A freeze on hiring
  • A nuclear freeze
  • freeze the leftover food for more
Tutoring comment
  • The "frieze" (a sculptured or patterned strip on a building) on the building depicts a hero as he "frees" (to release) a child from the ice, only to "freeze" (to turn to ice) to death in the bitter cold himself.
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