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

Translation of freeze in Italian:

noun

transitive verb pass. froze p.pass. frozen

  • 1
    (food)
    (cold weather) (liquid, pipes)
    the lock was frozen
    la serratura era bloccata dal gelo
  • 4 (anaesthetize)
    anestetizzare con il freddo
    (gum, wart, skin)

intransitive verb pass. froze p.pass. frozen

  • 1 (become solid)
    (water, river, pipes)
    (food)
    congelarsi
    to freeze to something
    rimanere attaccato a qualcosa per il freddo
  • 3 [figurative] (become motionless)
    (person, animal)
    irrigidirsi, rimanere immobile
    (blood)
    raggelarsi
    the smile froze on his face
    il sorriso si raggelò sul suo volto
    freeze!
    ferma! fermi tutti!
    to freeze with horror, surprise
    raggelarsi per l'orrore, per lo stupore
  • 4 [figurative] (become haughty)
    (person)
    diventare borioso

impersonal verb

(Meteorology)
  • it's freezing hard
    fa un freddo terribile o si gela

Phrasal verbs

freeze out:

freeze [somebody, something] out, freeze out [somebody, something] [informal]
(person) (colleague, friend)
(Business) (competitor, company)

freeze over

(lake, river)
(window, windscreen)
coprirsi di ghiaccio
the windscreen is frozen over
il parabrezza si è coperto di ghiaccio
I can wait until hell freezes over
posso aspettare tutto il tempo necessario
(negative)
posso aspettare fino al giorno del giudizio
when hell freezes over!
quando gli asini voleranno!

freeze up

(pipe)
gelarsi
(lock)
bloccarsi per il gelo
(window)
coprirsi di ghiaccio

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