The East River froze at least a dozen times between 1780 and 1888.
And in a moment that froze everyone in the courtroom, she answered meekly, “Very well, thank you.”
Angry that he was being pushed out, Saverin froze Thefacebook's bank account, as the movie correctly portrays.
They froze, to greater and lesser degrees, virtually all of their nuclear programs.
Immediately after the alleged embezzlement surfaced, the First California Bank froze about 400 bank accounts.
It was a thick brown fluid, and froze while we were waiting to put it on, but it tasted excellent.
Kieran froze under the black trees and the hair lifted on his skin.
I believe I'd ha' froze last night, if I hadn't got down beside an ox for a couple o' hours.
She froze against him in soul, all the more that she yielded her body.
Winter is the companion of hard times, and takes the same way whether it freezes or thaws—and on this occasion it froze!
Old English freosan "turn to ice" (class II strong verb; past tense freas, past participle froren), from Proto-Germanic *freusanan (cf. Old Norse frjosa, Old High German friosan, German frieren "to freeze," Gothic frius "frost"), from Proto-Germanic *freus-, equivalent to PIE root *preus- "to freeze," also "to burn" (cf. Sanskrit prusva, Latin pruina "hoarfrost," Welsh rhew "frost," Sanskrit prustah "burnt," Albanian prus "burning coals," Latin pruna "a live coal").
Transitive sense first recorded 14c., figurative sense c.1400. Meaning "become rigid or motionless" attested by 1720. Sense of "fix at a certain level, make non-transactable" is 1922. Freeze frame is from 1960, originally "a briefly Frozen Shot after the Jingle to allow ample time for Change over at the end of a T.V. 'Commercial.' " ["ABC of Film & TV," 1960].
c.1400, from freeze (v.).
v. froze (frōz), fro·zen (frō'zən), freez·ing, freez·es
To pass from the liquid to the solid state by loss of heat.
To make or become congealed, stiffened, or hardened by exposure to cold.
A stopping of change, esp in various monetary matters: a freeze on profits/ nuclear freeze (1930s+)