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Freeze, vb. (impf. “froze,” Tim. II, 2, 222; partic., when serving to form the preterit or passive, “froze:” Err. V, 313. H4B I, 1, 199; when joined to a subst., “frozen:” Ven. 565. Lucr. 247. Gentl. III, 2, 9. LLL V, 2, 265. LLL V, 2, 265 Shr. IV, 1, 40. R2 I, 1, 64. I, 3, 211. II, 1, 117. H6B V, 2, 35. R3 II, 1, 115. Tit. III, 1, 252. Rom. I, 4, 101) 1) intr. a) to be congealed by cold: “my very lips might f. to my teeth,” Shr. IV, 1, 7. “the mountain tops that f.” H8 III, 1, 4. “frozen,” Ven. 565. Gent. III, 2, 9 (her frozen thoughts; cf. “Melt).” LLL V, 2, 925. R2 I, 1, 64. Tit. III, 1, 252. Rom. I, 4, 101. With “up:” Err. V, 313.
b) to be extremely cold: “f., thou bitter sky,” As II, 7, 184. “--ing cold,” Lucr. 1145. “--ing hours,” Cymb. III, 3, 39. frozen == cold: “six frozen winters,” R2 I, 3, 211.
c) to have the sensation of cold: “you must not f.” H8 I, 4, 21. “frozen to death,” Shr. IV, 1, 40. R3 II, 1, 115.
d) Figuratively, to be or grow cold, to cool: “thy love doth f.” Shr. II, 340. “thy kindness --th,” R3 IV, 2, 22. frozen == cold: Lucr. 247. LLL V, 2, 265. R2 II, 1, 117. H6B V, 2, 35.
2) trans. to congeal, to chill: “would f. thy young blood,” Hml. I, 5, 16. With “up:” Rom. IV, 3, 16. Figuratively, to cool, to abate the ardor of: “cold hearts f. allegiance in them,” H8 I, 2, 61. “they froze me into silence,” Tim. II, 2, 222. “to f. the god Priapus,” Per. IV, 6, 3. With up: “f. up their zeal,” John III, 4, 150. H4B I, 1, 199.
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