a state or period of halted or suspended activity or progress: High interest rates created a deep freeze in housing construction.
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Idioms for deep freeze
put in / into the deep freeze, Informal. to stop or suspend the activity or progress of: A series of quarrels put their romance into the deep freeze.
Origin of deep freeze
An Americanism dating back to 1940–45
Definition for deep freeze (2 of 3)
[ deep-freez ]
/ ˈdipˈfriz /
verb (used with object), deep-freezed or deep-froze, deep-freezed or deep-fro·zen, deep-freez·ing.
to quick-freeze (food).
to store in a frozen state.
Definition for deep freeze (3 of 3)
[ deep-freez, -freez ]
/ ˈdipˌfriz, -ˈfriz /
a brand of deep freezer.
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Example sentences from the Web for deep freeze
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British Dictionary definitions for deep freeze
/ (ˌdiːpˈfriːz) /
a type of refrigerator in which food, etc, is stored for long periods at temperatures below freezing
storage in or as if in a deepfreeze
informal a state of suspended activity
verb deep-freeze -freezes, -freezing, -froze or -frozen
(tr) to freeze or keep in or as if in a deepfreeze
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