freeze
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freeze(
friz
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to turn to ice)
a. congelar
Water freezes at 32 degrees Fahrenheit.El agua congela a 32 grados Fahrenheit.
b. helar
Oh no! You froze the bottle of wine!¡Ay no! ¡Has helado la botella de vino!
2. (to preserve by freezing)
a. congelar
Whatever we don't eat of the fish, we can freeze for another day.Lo que no comamos del pescado lo podemos congelar para otro día.
3. (to restrict)
a. congelar
The government froze his bank accounts so that he couldn't escape from the country.El gobierno congeló sus cuentas bancarias para que no pudiera huir del país.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (to turn to ice)
a. congelarse
Your drink will freeze if you leave it in the car.Tu bebida se congelará si la dejas en el coche.
b. helarse
The lake freezes during the winter here.El lago se hiela durante el invierno aquí.
5. (to be very cold)
a. congelarse
How are you not freezing in that T-shirt?¿Cómo es que no te estás congelando con esa camiseta?
6. (to not move)
a. quedarse inmóvil
The robber froze when he saw the dog in the living room.El ladrón se quedó inmóvil cuando vio al perro en la sala.
7. (computing)
a. colgarse
I need to buy a new computer. This one always freezes while I'm working.Tengo que comprarme una computadora nueva. Esta siempre se cuelga cuando estoy trabajando.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
8. (weather)
a. la helada
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
This is quite the freeze we're having this month, isn't it?Menuda helada que tenemos este mes, ¿no?
9. (restriction)
a. la congelación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The spending freeze is one of our large economic problems.La congelación de gastos es uno de nuestros problemas económicos grandes.
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freeze
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (in weather)
a. la helada
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
price/wage freezecongelación de los precios/los salarios
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (food, prices)
a. congelar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (weather)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
it's freezinghace un frío espantoso
it may freeze tonightpuede que hiele esta noche
4. (liquid)
a. congelarse
to freeze to deathmorirse de frío
5. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I'm freezing!¡me estoy congelando!
6. (person; stand still)
a. quedarse paralizado(a)
freeze!¡quieto(a)!
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freeze [friːz] froze (past)frozen (participle:past)
transitive verb
1 [+water] helar; [+food] congelar
2 [+prices, wages, assets] congelar
intransitive verb
1 (gen) helarse; congelarse
it will freeze tonight esta noche va a caer una helada; to freeze to death morirse de frío
2 (be motionless) quedarse inmóvil
freeze! ¡no te muevas!; the smile froze on his lips se le heló la sonrisa en los labios
noun
1 (Metal) helada (f)
2 [of prices, wages etc] congelación (f)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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brain freeze
la congelación cerebral
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