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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References in classic literature ?
Though for once they had ample pasturage, yet the keen winds were so intense that, in the morning, a mule was found frozen to death.
It freezes the water to prevent it running to the sea; it drives the sap out of the trees till they are frozen to their mighty hearts; and most ferociously and terribly of all does the Wild harry and crush into submission man--man who is the most restless of life, ever in revolt against the dictum that all movement must in the end come to the cessation of movement.
Perhaps the barn had burned; perhaps the cattle had frozen to death; perhaps a neighbour was lost in the storm.
Summary: Bread, pizza crusts, pastries and cakes are some of the bakery products that are frozen to provide cooking convenience to the customer.
Just one turtle frozen to the lower temperature survived.