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freeze
British English: /friːz/
American English: /friz/

Translation of freeze in French:

noun

  • 1 (Meteorology)
    gelées fpl
    the big freeze
    les fortes gelées
  • 2 (Economy, Finance) (of credits, assets)
    gel (m) (on de)
    (of prices, wages) gel (m) , blocage (m)
    benefit/price/rent/wage freeze
    gel des allocations sociales/des prix/des loyers/des salaires

transitive verb prét froze pp frozen

  • 1
    congeler (food)
    (cold weather)
    geler (liquid, pipes)
    the lock was frozen
    la serrure était gelée

intransitive verb prét froze pp frozen

  • 1 (become solid)
    (water, river, pipes)
    geler
    (food)
    se congeler
    to freeze to something
    être collé à quelque chose par le gel
  • 3 [figurative] (become motionless)
    (person, animal, blood)
    se figer
    the smile froze on his face
    son sourire s'est figé sur ses lèvres
    freeze!
    pas un geste!
    to freeze with horror/surprise
    se figer d'horreur/de surprise
  • 4 [figurative] (become haughty)
    (person)
    devenir glacial

impersonal verb

  • (Meteorology) it's freezing hard
    il gèle dur

Idioms

I can wait until hell freezes over

je peux attendre aussi longtemps qu'il faudra

when hell freezes over!

jamais!

Phrasal verbs

freeze out

freeze [somebody/something] out, freeze out [somebody/something] (gen)
(person)
tourner le dos à (colleague, friend)
(Business)
supplanter (competitor, company)
éliminer [quelque chose] du marché (goods)

freeze over

(lake, river)
geler
(window, windscreen)
se couvrir de givre
the windscreen is frozen over
le pare-brise est couvert de givre

freeze up

(pipe, lock)
geler
(window)
se couvrir de givre

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