freeze-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: Change to ice or ice-like form, be cold, anesthetize

The water in the bowl froze.
Freeze the leftover food.
Water freezes at 32 degrees.
Your doctor may use liquid nitrogen to freeze the wart.
I could freeze in this office with the air conditioning on.

VerbNet: weather-57
FrameNet: Cause_change_of_phase, change_of_phase
PropBank: freeze.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9

Sense Number 2: Stop dead, suspend

When he saw the police car he froze.
US House votes to freeze aid to Vietnam.
Freeze the assets of this hostile government.
She froze when she saw her ex-husband.

VerbNet: other_cos-45.4-1
FrameNet: activity_pause
PropBank: freeze.01, freeze.02
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 5, 8, 10