freeze-up


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freeze-up

n
1. (Physical Geography) a period of freezing or extremely cold weather
2.
a. the freezing of lakes, rivers, and topsoil in autumn or early winter
b. the time of year when this occurs
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freeze′-up`



n.
Chiefly Canadian. the freezing up of lakes, rivers, etc., or the period during which it takes place.
[1910–20]
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Translations

freeze-up

[ˈfriːzʌp] Nhelada f, ola f de frío
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

freeze-up

n
(esp US, of lakes, rivers etc) during the freeze-up a lot of birds perishwährend Seen und Flüsse zugefroren sind, kommen viele Vögel ums Leben
(Comput inf) → (Computer)absturz m
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

freeze-up

[ˈfriːzˌʌp] n (Met) → gelo, gelata
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in periodicals archive ?
Any place where the weather dips below freezing for a few days can experience freeze-up of water and wastewater facilities, freezing of the ground surface, and frost-heave effects on transportation systems.
As long as the air temperature down stream of the dryers remains above the dew point provided, plant operators will observe no liquid or freeze-ups.
A trick I tried many years ago: I attached a 90-degree elbow to the pipe (the stack vent above the roof) to prevent not only freeze-ups, but the down drafting of vent odors.
Scheduling included studies of the timing for ocean ice melts and freeze-ups. Frequency and duration of storms and excessive ocean currents had to be addressed, as did mobilization and shipping times.
Even these systems are susceptible to freeze-ups and are the cause of many winter-related losses.
Seymour said he and his crew have been working a lot of late hours in the past several days because of freeze-ups. At his home, Mr.
The company mentioned that the most heavily hit was the Spraberry/Wolfcamp area as heavy icing and low temperatures have resulted in extensive power outages, facilities freeze-ups, trucking curtailments and limited access to production and drilling facilities.
Google Chrome on the ol' Dell here, but they're more the source of snoozes than screen freeze-ups.)
Mr Blackett cited national statistics which suggested that up to a third of employees nationally were unable to work because of school closures during freeze-ups.
However, no other system operates odor-free, without freeze-ups, has a flushing system that provides an astounding 50 pounds of water pressure all while being connected to a porcelain toilet bowl.
Black Box's final chapter, "the Panic or 2008" provides a day-to-day chronology of the events of September-October 2008: stock market swoons, runs on banks, soaring spreads, credit freeze-ups and bankruptcies.
Building on the experience of last year's massive December disruption and previous freeze-ups, British racing has never been in a stronger position to minimise the damage of another cold spell.