Synonyms of freeze in English:

freeze


See definition of freeze

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 informal

      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

      informal

      excommunicate

      ANTONYMS

      include, welcome