1 chill, refrigerate, ice, deep-freeze, flash-freeze, frost:
If you freeze the leftovers, they keep better.
2 solidify, congeal, harden, stiffen, ice up or over:
When the lake freezes, we can go skating.
3 fix, immobilize, paralyse, stop (dead or dead in one's tracks), stay, pin, transfix, Gorgonize; become fixed, stand (stock-)still or motionless; peg, stick, set:
She froze him with an icy stare. He froze to the spot in horror. Rates of exchange are no longer frozen.
4 freeze out. exclude, debar, ban, reject, ostracize; eject, drive away or out, expel, force out:
When he tried to join the club, he was frozen out.
5 frost, Brit freeze-up, US ice-up, deep-freeze:
There will be a freeze tonight in northern counties.
6 fix, immobilization:
The government has put a freeze on wages.