Definition of unfreeze in English:

Share this entry

unfreeze

Pronunciation: /ˌənˈfrēz/

verb (past unfroze; past participle unfrozen)

[with object]
1Cause (something) to thaw.
Example sentences
  • I slowly unfroze my jaws and opened my mouth to speak.
  • We already know how to unfreeze it, so let's work on that first before we figure out why.
  • He's there to unfreeze her basement pipes in winter, and to visit her when she's hospitalized, rubbing her feet to raise her spirits.
1.1 [no object] Become thawed.
Example sentences
  • On the hibernation safety information I found if the booth is not completely pressurized at any point the inhabitant will be unfrozen.
  • On TV, which I turned on while I was waiting for my joints and muscles to unfreeze a bit, there was golf somewhere in Detroit, Michigan.
  • Well, seems like this might be the time to get a portion of it unfrozen and place it on the stove to thaw.
1.2Remove restrictions on the use or transfer of (an asset).
Example sentences
  • If he is acquitted, the accused person's assets are unfrozen.
  • Luxembourg also went ahead and unfroze the assets of an organisation that the US government said was connected to them.
  • The 15 council members voted unanimously to allow Ariana to resume international flights, which were halted in October 1999, and to unfreeze the airline's assets.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: un·freeze

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.