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

Translation of freeze in French:


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

transitive verb prét froze pp frozen

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

intransitive verb prét froze pp frozen

  • 1 (become solid)
    (water, river, pipes)
    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
    pas un geste!
    to freeze with horror/surprise
    se figer d'horreur/de surprise
  • 4 [figurative] (become haughty)
    devenir glacial

impersonal verb

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


I can wait until hell freezes over

je peux attendre aussi longtemps qu'il faudra

when hell freezes over!


Phrasal verbs

freeze out

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

freeze over

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

freeze up

(pipe, lock)
se couvrir de givre

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