deep' freeze'

1. a state or period of halted or suspended activity or progress: High interest rates created a deep freeze in housing construction.
2. suspended animation.
3. put in or into the deep freeze, stop or suspend the activity or progress of: A series of quarrels put their romance into the deep freeze.


Pronunciation: (dēp'frēz", -frēz'), [key] Trademark.
a brand of deep freezer.


Pronunciation: (dēp'frēz'), [key]
v.t., -freezed or -froze, -freezed or -fro•zen, -freez•ing.
1. to quick-freeze (food).
2. to store in a frozen state.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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