1.
to freeze something
(put in a freezer. Spoken past with "haben")
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Opposite: auftauen
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2.
to freeze (in)
(Get into a frozen state. More common than "gefrieren". NOT used in sense of halting, but it does work for freezing computers.)
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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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