As Tarzan rose upon the body of his kill to scream forth his hideous victory cry into the face of the moon the wind carried to his nostrils something which froze him to statuesque immobility and silence.
Over time, he froze towards her, and ceased to react to her friendly advances.
1898, Robert Burns, John George Dow (editor), Selections from the poems of Robert Burns, page lviii,
The other side to this sunny gladness of natural love is his pity for their sufferings when their own mother's heart seems to freeze towards them.
1968, Ronald Victor Sampson, The Psychology of Power, page 134:
His friends begin to freeze towards him, the pillars of society cut him publicly, his clients cool off, big business deals no longer come his way, he is increasingly conscious of social ostracism and the puzzled misgivings of his wife.
1988, Edward Holland Spicer, Kathleen M. Sands, Rosamond B. Spicer, People of Pascua, page 37,
If you cheat them, they don't say anything but after that they freeze towards you.
To cause loss of animation or life in, from lack of heat; to give the sensation of cold to; to chill.
A faint, cold fear runs through my veins, / That almost freezes up the heat of life.
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Many of our opponents in Congress are advocating a freeze in Federal spending and an increase in taxes.
(computing) The state when either a single computer program, or the whole system ceases to respond to inputs.
(curling) A precise draw weight shot where a delivered stone comes to a stand-still against a stationary stone, making it nearly impossible to knock out.
2006, Bob Weeks, Curling for Dummies, page 143:
The reason I said the guard wasn't the toughest shot in curling is because, in my book, that's a shot called the freeze. A stone thrown as a freeze comes perfectly to rest directly in front of another stone, without moving it (see Figure 10-5).