See also: freeze-up
- (intransitive) (of machines and software) To come to a sudden halt, stop working (functioning).
- Since the last update, the program freezes up after a few minutes of use.
- (intransitive) (of people and other animals) To stop or be stopped due to attentiveness, fear, surprise, etc.
- Despite all of the rehearsals, as soon as I got on stage I froze up.
- (intransitive) To become cold and formal in demeanour.