freeze off

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v freeze off reject with contempt "She spurned his advances"
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Usage

In literature:

And then in the fall they go off and leave 'em to starve or freeze.
"Anne's House of Dreams" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
For myself, I was never able to wear such things; they simply freeze the fingers off me.
"The South Pole, Volumes 1 and 2" by Roald Amundsen
He threw off his heavier garments as the freezing atmosphere of the room became warmer, and prepared for a feast.
"The Country Beyond" by James Oliver Curwood
In ten to fifteen minutes pour this off and put in the freezing mixture.
"One Thousand Secrets of Wise and Rich Men Revealed" by C. A. Bogardus
When the heating units in the hull were shut off it would become freezing inside.
"Wanted--7 Fearless Engineers!" by Warner Van Lorne
A while ago he comes back from town, an' he's that cold an' polite that he'd freeze ye while he's takin' his hat off to ye.
"'Firebrand' Trevison" by Charles Alden Seltzer
He fair freezes my blood when he gets it off.
"The Trail to Yesterday" by Charles Alden Seltzer
We can do no work in these fur suits, and we should instantly freeze if we took them off.
"Doctor Jones' Picnic" by S. E. Chapman
I think it will freeze, and that skating may come off at last, Mr. May, that you were talking of, you remember?
"Phoebe, Junior" by Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant
About the time the mill was completed the water was turned off from this ditch on account of freezing weather and the near approach of winter.
"A Gold Hunter's Experience" by Chalkley J. Hambleton
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In poetry:

She woos thee to come near her fire,
Yet doth she draw it from thee;
Far off she makes thy heart to fry,
And yet to freeze within thee.
"Love's Servile Lot" by Robert Southwell
But before the vessel sank a raft was made,
And a few men got on to it who were not afraid;
And oh! it was enough to make one's blood to freeze
To see them jumping off the steamer into the yawning seas.
"The Wreck of the Steamer 'Storm Queen'" by William Topaz McGonagall
If she'd been built for sinkin' she'd 'ave done it long ago;
She's tried 'er best in every sea an' all the winds that blow;
In 'urricanes at Galveston, pamperos off the Plate,
An' icy Cape 'Orn snorters which freeze you while you wait.
"The Ballad Of The Resurrection Packet" by Cicely Fox Smith

In news:

The United Nations has just endorsed a plan to recommend freezing the assets of pirates like those off Somalia, and imposing a "travel ban" on them.
Freezing rain yesterday morning caught several Magic Valley motorists off guard and caused several accidents.
The district has already laid off three employees and instituted a teacher hiring freeze, Superintendent Larry Elliott said.
Two ships collided in the North Sea, killing four sailors and sparking an operation to rescue others from freezing waters off the coast of Belgium and the Netherlands.
"This is the only month that we're crazy enough to come and actually camp off and freeze your butt off which it's not cold this year," says camper Mary Burton.
As remnants of Hurricane Sandy brought high winds and freezing rain to Michigan, Tuesday morning, it was common to see cars off the road or flipped over in Jackson County.
We warm into the mid 50s Tuesday before cooling off into the freezing range, around 30 degrees.
See What Kirsten Dunst , Kate Bosworth, and Elizabeth Olsen Wore While Freezing Their Tushes Off at Sundance.
FAIRBANKS — One would think freezing cold temperatures would be just the thing to kick off ice carving season.
Province's wage-freeze talks go off the rails.
My husband and I are getting ready to go on an annual rafting trip, while we are both very excited to be on vacation we can't help but look outside and know that we just might freeze our tootsies off.
The rain is pouring, it's freezing outside, and your dog is bouncing off the walls.
Building materials supplier will lay off 200 salaried workers and freeze expenditures.
"I see all of the other districts are having to lay people off, but I haven't heard anything about ours, which I am happy not to hear that we might have to lay off or freeze wages," Warnick said.
Great ski gear is beneficial in two ways: It gives you a technological edge and makes spending a day freezing your tail off a heck of a lot more enjoyable.
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In science:

If the small grains would not be incorporated into the big grains (for instance, if one would switch off Brownian motion coagulation), the settled size distribution would freeze out, with the dip between the two peakes filled in.
Dust coagulation in protoplanetary disks: a rapid depletion of small grains
The accompanying N = 2 QFT may be massive or conformal, which can be read off by freezing the value of the Liouville field.
Classification of complete N=2 supersymmetric theories in 4 dimensions
In the CSMA protocol each node attempts to access the medium after a certain back-off time, but nodes that sense activity of interfering nodes freeze their back-off timer until the medium is sensed idle.
Queues with random back-offs
In the CSMA protocol each node attempts to access the medium after a certain back-off time, but nodes that sense activity of interfering nodes freeze their back-off timer until the medium is sensed idle.
Queue-Based Random-Access Algorithms: Fluid Limits and Stability Issues
In any case, since they are not contained by anything, they will expand, cool off and eventually freeze out into free hadrons, which can be observed experimentally.
Colour Deconfinement and J/Psi Suppression in High Energy Nuclear Collisions
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