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Definition for freeze-up (2 of 2)
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.
Origin of freeze
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Examples from the Web for freeze-up
I haven't been shooting any since the freeze-up because they can't do any great damage.Swamp Cat|James Arthur Kjelgaard
At the time of the freeze-up, a jam had occurred at this point, and cakes of ice were up-ended in snow-covered confusion.Smoke Bellew|Jack London
We started for the Klondike in the fall rush of 1897, and we started too late to get over Chilcoot Pass before the freeze-up.Lost Face|Jack London
Gold-seekers who made in before the freeze-up carried the news of his coming.The Faith of Men|Jack London
They were getting in from the seal hunt ahead of the freeze-up, and he was to reach home none the worse for his adventure.Bobby of the Labrador|Dillon Wallace
British Dictionary definitions for freeze-up (1 of 2)
- the freezing of lakes, rivers, and topsoil in autumn or early winter
- the time of year when this occurs