freeze (on)to (something)

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freeze (on)to (something)

To adhere to something through the act of freezing. Is it true that my tongue could freeze to a telephone pole in this cold weather?
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freeze (on)to something

[for something] to touch something very cold and freeze hard and fast to it. My hand froze to the railing. The branch froze onto the side of the house.
See also: freeze, to
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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And when she eventually emerged, she was smiling - or maybe it was just the expression she had before we set off, frozen onto her face by fear and all that snow.
The occultation observations confirmed that Pluto's atmosphere has not entirely frozen onto its surface, as planetary scientists had speculated.
This radioactive gas is frozen onto a cryogenic freezer where it is then channeled to form an anti-matter beam.
send bonus days too where tokens for your chosen Most families in BirKby had to sit huddled around a coal fire in one room before heading off to freezing bedrooms to awaKe the following morning to see weird patterns of condensation which had frozen onto the windows during the night.
"Before our observations, the understanding was that all the water was frozen onto dust grains because it was too cold to be in the gas phase and so we could not measure it.
If the snow is frozen onto the branches of plants, especially evergreens, the plants are best left alone.
Picard GmbH of Germany showed an inexpensive device for stripping off screw elements frozen onto shafts.
Though not yet fully understood, it is thought that, upstream, ice and gravel have become frozen onto the base of the ice sheet.
He was lying face down on his stomach with his legs twisted and lips frozen onto the concrete, wearing just jeans and trainers.
Moreover, the system allows for a maximum of surface water to be frozen onto the product.