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Definition of freeze noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1the act of keeping wages, prices, etc. at a particular level for a period of time a salary/price freeze
  2. stopping something
  3. 2[usually singular] freeze (on something) the act of stopping something a freeze on imports
  4. cold weather
  5. 3a short period of time, especially at night, when the temperature is below 32° Fahrenheit or 0° Celsius A freeze warning was posted for Thursday night. see also deep freeze
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: freeze