froze

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froze

  1. simple past tense of freeze
  2. (now colloquial, nonstandard) past participle of freeze
    • 1699, The Works of the Honourable Robert Boyle, Eſq, [] [1], page 176:
      I have froze a whole flask full of Water, by gradually pouring it into a Pan; which confirms what Olearius ſays of making huge heaps of Ice to preſerve Bodies.
    • 1891, William Clark Russell, Round the Galley Fire[2], page 131:
      Had the water been fresh our clothes would have froze into coverings of ice.
    • 1996 August 1, George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire; 1), HarperCollins, →ISBN, OCLC 654895986, page 16:
      He saw it clear enough, now that the lordling had pointed it out. “They couldn't have froze. Not if the Wall was weeping. It wasn't cold enough."