Meanings

1.
to be cold, to freeze
(In sense of feeling cold. NOT used to talk about freezing weather)
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2.
to freeze
(In the sense of becoming frozen. VERY rare by itself in that sense, almost always comes with a prefix.)
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Opposite: schwitzen
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Advent Calendar 9 - "Freeze!"

Vocab:

frieren, gefrieren, erfrieren, einfrieren, zufrieren


Word Family

Root: *preus-

The core idea of this root was:

freezing, being cold

And that’s what the family is still about with words like freeze, frost or fridge.

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