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freeze

1. n. the act of ignoring someone; the cold shoulder. Everybody seems to be giving me the freeze.
2. tv. to ignore someone; to give someone the cold shoulder. Don’t freeze me, gang! I use a mouth wash!
3. in. to hold perfectly still. (Also a command given by a police officer that implies there is a gun pointed at a suspect.) The fuzz shouted, “Freeze, or you’re dead meat!”
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When the first hiring freeze was put in place, it was after Sept.
Simply fill the cup about 3/4 full and place in the freezer (be sure the molds or cups are level) and freeze until firm, one to four hours, depending on the mixture and the temperature of your freezer.
Place in a covered freezer container and freeze until hard, 6 hours or overnight.
PHOTO (1) Sieu Hoang lost up to $20,000 in plants and trees at his Exotic Garden Nursery in Reseda when the Christmas week freeze hit.
The freeze capped a year of weather-related calamities around the nation that produced mixed results for the nation's agriculture industry.
When I use bananas in combination with other frozen fruits in homemade smoothies, I find it isn't necessary to freeze the bananas.
Freeze food quickly to preserve texture and flavor.
You may end up using 15 pounds of ice to freeze a half-gallon of ice cream.
Caldwell said it's difficult to find a region in California where summers are warm enough to ripen the grapes to their full sugar content, yet cold enough in winter to freeze them before they rot.
If water gets to the die face before the polymer begins to flow, too much cooling will cause the holes to freeze off.
CAS is already being used in Alaska to preserve milt and roe of cod, a product that had been impossible to freeze and still maintain market value.
A freeze would lock down a consumer's credit report, preventing anyone--including the consumer--from instantly opening new credit cards or taking out loans.
The problem is that if these castings are not properly designed, the molten metal will freeze prematurely during casting before all parts of the mold cavity are filled.
Freeze drying is the removal of water from a sample through sublimation.
Mondur MA-2300 isocyanate and Mondur PF-LT isocyanate are liquid MDI adducts that are said to offer processors significantly improved freeze stability, but with processing and physical properties equal or superior to the company's Mondur PF modified monomeric MDI product.