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The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us, and we see nothing but sand; the angels come to visit us, and we only know them when they are gone.George Eliot
to freeze (third-person singular simple present freezes, present participle freezing, simple past froze or rarely frore, past participle frozen or rarely froren)
- A period of intensely cold weather.
- (curling) A precise draw weight shot where a delivered stone comes to a stand-still against a stationary stone, making it nearly impossible to knock out.
- A halt of a regular operation.
- Due to its current budget problems, the University has instituted a temporary hiring freeze.
- (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A block on pay rises.
period of cold
Third person singular
- (intransitive) Especially of a liquid, to become solid due to low temperature.
- The pond has frozen over.
- Vodka won't freeze in there, but beer will.
- (transitive) To lower something's temperature to the point that it freezes or becomes hard.
- Don't freeze meat twice.
- (intransitive) To drop to a temperature below zero degrees celsius, where water turns to ice.
- It didn't freeze this winter, but last winter was very harsh.
- (intransitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To be very cold.
- It's freezing in here!
- (intransitive) To become motionless.
- The squirrel froze when it saw the hawk overhead.
- (become solid): solidify
to become solid due to low temperature
to lower something's temperature to freezing point
to drop below zero
to become motionless
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