freeze (something) into (something)

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freeze (something) into (something)

1. To subject something to cold temperatures and cause it to change state. The frigid air froze the remaining snow into a sheet of ice.
2. To subject something to cold temperatures so that it assumes a particular shape. I entertained the kids with a special ice cube that freezes water into hearts and stars.
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freeze something into something

 
1. to use cold to solidify something into a different state, usually water into ice. The extreme cold froze the water of the river into solid ice. The cold snap froze the water in the puddles into hard sheets of ice.
2. to use cold to solidify something into a particular shape. We froze the ice cream into the shape of a penguin. This ice tray will freeze water into little round balls of ice.
See also: freeze
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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