Synonyms of freeze in English:

freeze


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verb

1‘it was so cold that the river Thames froze’

SYNONYMS
turn into ice, ice over, ice up, solidify, harden
archaic glaciate
ANTONYMS

thaw, melt

2‘they freeze the fish as soon as they catch them’

SYNONYMS
deep-freeze, quick-freeze, freeze-dry, put in the freezer, pack in ice, put on ice, ice
store at a low temperature, chill, cool, refrigerate
preserve
ANTONYMS

thaw, warm up

3‘the campers stifled in summer and froze in winter’

SYNONYMS
feel very cold, go numb with cold, turn blue with cold, shiver, shiver with cold, get chilled, get chilled to the bone, get chilled to the marrow
informal feel Jack Frost's fingers
ANTONYMS

overheat

4‘when under attack the animals freeze’

SYNONYMS
stop dead, stop in one's tracks, stop, stand still, stand stock still, go rigid, become motionless, become paralysed
ANTONYMS

run away

5‘the prices of basic foodstuffs were frozen’

SYNONYMS
fix, suspend, hold, peg, set
limit, restrict, curb, check, cap, confine, control, regulate
hold down, keep down
ANTONYMS

change


noun

1‘only three race meetings have escaped the big freeze’

SYNONYMS
cold snap, spell of cold weather, freeze-up, frost
ANTONYMS

heatwave

2‘a two-year wage freeze’

SYNONYMS
fix, suspension, hold

Phrases

    freeze someone out

    ‘she was frozen out by her husband's relatives’


    SYNONYMS
    exclude, leave out, shut out, cut out, neglect, ignore, ostracize, reject, disown, spurn, slight, snub, shun, cut, cut dead, turn one's back on, cold-shoulder, give someone the cold shoulder, leave out in the cold
    British send to Coventry
    informal knock back, brush off, give someone the brush-off, stiff-arm, hand someone the frozen mitt
    British informal blank
    North American informal give someone the brush
    Australian informal snout
    informal, dated give someone the go-by
    excommunicate
    ANTONYMS

    include, welcome