American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To quick-freeze.
- v. To store in a frozen condition.
- v. To suspend or defer indefinitely: "American long-term obligations . . . which have been deep-frozen since the early 1950s” ( Paul Kennedy).
- n. electric refrigerator (trade name Deepfreeze) in which food is frozen and stored for long periods of time
“My deep-freeze tells the tale of it's effectiveness.”
“The European property market is finally emerging from its recessionary deep-freeze, but there are still plenty of icy patches for investors to slip on.”
“Today in the tub I dream of the bathroom turning to deep-freeze winter again, going back there one last time, the pipes and tiles cracking from the cold.”
“I've got 4 breasts in the deep-freeze, and 4 drumsticks in the crock-pot right now, and have had similar results since I started hunting turkeys.”
“But there was some weirdness about, particularly in the ability to deep-freeze humans by putting them in special 9-dimensional pouches.”
“They live as much in their imaginations as in the office parks, satellite campuses, industrial estates and deep-freeze lobbies of five-star hotels where Mr. Deb finds them.”
“Today, as we begin to debate Glass-Steagall all over again, the old stereotypes are simply being pulled out of deep-freeze.”
“The entire gigantic menagerie is housed in four deep-freeze tanks, representing a staggeringly important slice of some of the world's most rare wildlife.”
“ It takes two days before I find the bottle stashed in the bottom of the big deep-freeze in the utility room.”
“The double loss of house and business plunged my father into thoughts of suicide and a decade long depression, my mother into an emotional deep-freeze.”
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