verb (used without object), froze, fro·zen, freez·ing.
verb (used with object), froze, fro·zen, freez·ing.
- Canasta. to play a wild card on (the discard pile) so as to make it frozen.
- Poker. to eliminate (other players) in a game of freezeout.
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WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH freezefreeze , frieze
Example sentences from the Web for freeze
Edible plants could have been stored for the winter as a source of carbohydrates, but supplies would have waned as the annual big freeze wore on, the scientists suspect.Ice Age hunters’ leftovers may have fueled dog domestication|Bruce Bower|January 7, 2021|Science News
Last winter was almost nonexistent, even if we had a cruel late freeze.Climate change has altered the winter season and the gardener’s sense of it|Adrian Higgins|January 6, 2021|Washington Post
In most spots outside the Beltway and away from water, it was a hard freeze.PM Update: Today had a frozen start, but warmer temperatures are on the way|Ian Livingston|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
Researchers try to preserve the wood’s structure temporarily by coating the pieces with polyethylene glycol or literally zapping it with a giant freeze dryer, but that doesn’t last forever.How scientists keep ancient shipwrecks from crumbling into dust|Sara Kiley Watson|November 3, 2020|Popular Science