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To freeze up

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • To freeze up to become formal and cold in demeanor.
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Usage

In literature:

Towards four o'clock in the afternoon the snow began to freeze again, and we again took up our journey.
"The Land of the Long Night" by Paul du Chaillu
There was nothing whatever to read in the cabin, and they had been there since the freeze-up!
"Ten Thousand Miles with a Dog Sled" by Hudson Stuck
Can't you hurry up, I'm freezing to death!
"The Root of Evil" by Thomas Dixon
Everything's going to freeze up stiff as a snake.
"The Man from the Bitter Roots" by Caroline Lockhart
This isn't a very good place to freeze up.
"On the Edge of the Arctic" by Harry Lincoln Sayler
Rosalee didn't want young Derry Willard to blow up and freeze.
"Fairy Prince and Other Stories" by Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
An' we got to git the stuff aboard an' start kitin' south afore the big freeze-up catches us.
"A Man to His Mate" by J. Allan Dunn
When raindrops are carried up into colder, higher air while they are forming, they freeze and turn to hail.
"Common Science" by Carleton W. Washburne
On the contrary, Eve seemed to freeze up.
"The One-Way Trail" by Ridgwell Cullum
Often during the round-up he slept in the snow, wrapped in blankets, with no tent to shield him from the freezing cold.
"Modern Americans" by Chester Sanford
I'd wake up and slip in by marsters bed and den I'd say, 'Marster John, I's about to freeze.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
This girl is English, General, an' I shall look a proper sort of an ass if I freeze up suddenly after what I've said to her.
"The Silent Barrier" by Louis Tracy
I like to set traps in those springs for they never freeze up and the bait keeps much longer.
"Fifty Years a Hunter and Trapper" by Eldred Nathaniel Woodcock
As for water sets, they keep freezing up, and another thing, it is not natural for a piece of meat to be hanging on a string.
"Mink Trapping" by A. R. (Arthur Robert) Harding
It is advisable, also much easier, to construct the barriers shortly before the streams freeze up.
"The Accomplished Muskrat Trapper" by A. E. (Arno Erdman) Schmidt
I'd never feel thatithfied to lie in my comfy bed at home nighth, thinking of him up here, freezing perhapth.
"The Hickory Ridge Boy Scouts: Under Canvas" by Alan Douglas
And the myriads offered up on that altar, it would freeze your young blood to know of!
"Rutledge" by Miriam Coles Harris
Because their feeding grounds freeze up in winter, most of these birds go to a warmer climate, or migrate.
"The Children's Book of Birds" by Olive Thorne Miller
It was a freezing January day when we drove up to the red brick house next the store.
"The Memoirs of an American Citizen" by Robert Herrick
Still, the weather gets cold enough to freeze water, but the sun warms up everything in the daytime.
"Seven Legs Across the Seas" by Samuel Murray
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In poetry:

A process in the weather of the heart
Turns damp to dry; the golden shot
Storms in the freezing tomb.
A weather in the quarter of the veins
Turns night to day; blood in their suns
Lights up the living worm.
"A Process In The Weather Of The Heart" by Dylan Thomas
We dream of honour, and we get along.
Fate winged me, in the person of a cab
and your stance on the sand.
Think it across, in freezing wind: withstand
my blistered wish: flop, there, to his blind song
who pick up the tab.
"Dream Song 42: O journeyer, deaf in the mould, insane" by John Berryman
Now stands Soracte white with snow, now bend the laboring trees,
And with the sharpness of the frost the stagnant rivers freeze.
Pile up the billets on the hearth, to warmer cheer incline,
And draw, my Thaliarchus, from the Sabine jar the wine.
"A Roman Winter-Piece" by Roswell Martin Field

In news:

They don't have to keep their body temperatures up, as long as they don't let them drop below freezing.
Gov Jerry Brown and Democrats have come up with a proposal to freeze tuition rates.
Optimism for the future of Ole Miss football continued to build Friday morning when Hugh Freeze picked up a verbal pledge from another standout offensive player.
Growing up on a farm, I was used to picking vegetables from the garden, cleaning them and preparing them either for immediate use or for freezing or canning.
Serve it immediately, or refrigerate it for up to 3 days, or freeze it for up to 3 months.
Who Is Likely to Step Up or Freeze Up in a Crisis.
Temperatures could dip to 28 degrees in some areas and remain below freezing for up to three hours, the NWS advises.
Expect possible rain Friday night and Saturday —all leading up to what's likely to be Las Cruces' first widespread freeze of the season.
Friday folks were waking up to the first widespread freeze of the season for Eastern North Carolina.
The robot took a jerky misstep during a demonstration to reporters, freezing with one leg up in the air.
This dough can be frozen for up to 1 month -- just be sure to chill it before freezing so the gluten in the flour is allowed to relax.
Freeze until firm, at least 1 hour and up to 2 days.
Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 2 months.
Comparison with private sector likely to heat up debate over ending freeze.
If you tend to freeze up, take along a friend who can ask questions for you.
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In science:

This leads to the asymptotic behavior of the freezing threshold stated in Eq. (77), and to the equivalence at large k of the exponents a, b, ν in the SAT and XORSAT problems. A systematic expansion in powers of 2−k of the deviations between the two models could be set up from this starting point.
On the freezing of variables in random constraint satisfaction problems
Hence the number of bits to freeze, is exactly Pj kj, and as stated in the lemma, this corresponds to the total entropy of Y (up to a o(n)).
Extracting randomness and dependencies via a matrix polarization
We prove that one can use the planted model up to a certain density, and so we want the freezing threshold to be below that density.
Frozen variables in random boolean constraint satisfaction problems
They indicate that in the energy range from a few GeV up to RHIC energies the observed hadrons originate from a system in chemical equilibrium along a unified freeze-out curve.
Experimental summary on global observables, hadron spectra and ratios
Slater-Jastrow wavefunction, the RPA pseudopotential tends to freeze out the exchange between opposite spin electrons and may cause ergodicity problems, which show up in spin correlations[14, 16].
Charge and spin correlations of a one dimensional electron gas on the continuum
In these studies, the kinetic freeze-out temperature saturates at a value Tf .o. ≈ 120 MeV at SPS energy, which may be expected to persist up to the LHC.
Predictions for the LHC heavy ion programme
It further proceeds at lower densities up to the global freeze-out because the freeze-out front moves not faster than with the speed of sound, like any perturbation in the hydrodynamics.
Transverse-Mass Spectra in Heavy-Ion Collisions at energies E_{lab} = 2--160 GeV/nucleon
Recents experimental findings on the properties of the chemical and kinetic freeze-out are reviewed, including data from low energies (SPS) over RHIC, up to recent results from the LHC.
Is there Life after Hadronization? An Experimental Overview
After r-process freeze-out, the neutrino flux is assumed to decay exponentially on a characteristic timescale ˆτ . A few hours after freeze-out, the r-process material catches up with the previously ejected supernova material, implanting r-process nuclei into the earlier formed diamonds.
Neutrino fluence after r-process freeze-out and abundances of Te isotopes in presolar diamonds
Such microscopic and macroscopic (hydrodynamical) models attempt to describe the full time-evolution from an assumed initial state of the heavy ion reaction (i.e. the two colliding nuclei) up to the freeze-out of all initial and produced particles after the reaction.
Signatures of Quark-Gluon-Plasma formation in high energy heavy-ion collisions: A critical review
Below I present the calculations which explain the time behavior of these abundances and derive the formulae for the final freeze-out abundances of light elements up to 7B e.
Nucleosynthesis Without a Computer
The case vi = 0 is trivial in so far as this amounts to cutting the lattice Z into finite segments in which after some time all particles pile up at the right boundary of the segment and the dynamics freeze.
Bethe ansatz and current distribution for the TASEP with particle-dependent hopping rates
Clearly, the range in TR in which freeze-in is operative runs from the superpartner masses up to T ∗ R .
Gravitino Freeze-In
The prefactor is a positive correction that is due to the short scale fluctuations that freeze from the time when the mode we consider crossed the horizon up to reheating.
On Loops in Inflation II: IR Effects in Single Clock Inflation
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