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Topic: NATURE


freeze

2 noun
     
freeze2
1 [countable] a time when people are not allowed to increase prices or pay
freeze on
a freeze on pay rises
2 [countable] the stopping of some activity or process
freeze on
The government have imposed a freeze on civil service appointments.
3DN [singular] British English a period of extremely cold weather
4 [countable usually singular] American English a short period of time, especially at night, when the temperature is extremely low
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