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Definition of cold adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    cold

     adverb
    adverb
    BrE BrE//kəʊld//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//koʊld//
     
     
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  1. 1(North American English) suddenly and completely His final request stopped her cold.
  2. 2without preparing I can't just walk in there cold and give a speech.
  3. Word Origin Old English cald, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch koud and German kalt, also to Latin gelu ‘frost’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: cold