froze Definition

  • 1past tense of freeze: to become hardened into ice or solid matter, especially by extreme cold
  • 2to become motionless or immobile through fear or shock

Using froze: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "froze" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The pond froze over during the night.

  • Example

    I froze when I saw the bear in front of me.

  • Example

    Her face froze with fear when she heard the news.

  • Example

    The computer screen froze and wouldn't respond.

froze Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for froze

Antonyms for froze

Phrases with froze

  • freeze up

    to become unable to move or speak because of fear or shock


    I froze up when I had to give a speech in front of a large audience.

  • to exclude someone from a group or activity


    They froze him out of the project because they didn't like him.

  • a single frame of a film or video that has been stopped and enlarged, used for emphasis or analysis


    Let's look at that moment again in freeze frame.

Origins of froze

from Old English 'freosan', meaning 'to freeze'


Summary: froze in Brief

'Froze' [froʊz] is the past tense of 'freeze,' which means to become solid or immobile due to cold or fear. Examples include 'The pond froze over during the night.' and 'Her face froze with fear when she heard the news.' 'Freeze' also appears in phrases like 'freeze up,' meaning to become unable to move or speak due to fear or shock.