freeze wages

freeze wages
keep wages the same, not increase wages, dig in their heels
  

To control spending, the board is going to freeze our wages - no salary increases for one year.


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  • freeze — ▪ I. freeze freeze 1 [friːz] verb froze PASTTENSE [frəʊz ǁ froʊz] frozen PASTPART [ˈfrəʊzn ǁ ˈfroʊ ] 1. [transitive] COMMERCE …   Financial and business terms

  • freeze — /fri:z/ noun ♦ a freeze on wages and prices period when wages and prices are not allowed to be increased ■ verb to keep something such as money or costs at their present level and not allow them to rise ● to freeze wages and prices ● to freeze… …   Dictionary of banking and finance

  • freeze — /fri:z/ verb to keep something such as money or costs at their present level and not allow them to rise ● to freeze wages and prices ● to freeze credits ● to freeze company dividends ● We have frozen expenditure at last year’s level. (NOTE:… …   Marketing dictionary in english

  • freeze — (frēz) v. froze (frōz), fro·zen (frō’zən), freez·ing, freez·es v. intr. 1. a) To pass from the liquid to the solid state by loss of heat. b) To acquire a surface or coat of ice from cold: »The lak …   Word Histories

  • freeze — freeze1 [fri:z] v past tense froze [frəuz US frouz] past participle frozen [ˈfrəuzən US ˈfrou ] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(liquid)¦ 2¦(food)¦ 3¦(machine/engine)¦ 4¦(weather)¦ 5¦(feel cold)¦ 6¦(wages/prices)¦ 7¦(money/property)¦ 8¦(stop moving)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • freeze — 1 verb past tense froze past participle frozen 1 LIQUID (I, T) if a liquid freezes, or something freezes it, it becomes hard and solid because the temperature is very cold: The water at the edge of the lake froze last night. | freeze sth: The… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • freeze — [[t]fri͟ːz[/t]] ♦♦♦ freezes, freezing, froze, frozen 1) V ERG If a liquid or a substance containing a liquid freezes, or if something freezes it, it becomes solid because of low temperatures. If the temperature drops below 0°C, water freezes...… …   English dictionary

  • freeze — I n. frost freezing 1) a deep, hard freeze freezer (BE) 2) a deep freeze fixing at a certain level 3) to impose a freeze 4) a nuclear; wage, wages (BE) freeze 5) a freeze on II v. 1) to freeze hard, solid (i …   Combinatory dictionary

  • freeze — v. & n. v. (past froze; past part. frozen) 1 tr. & intr. a turn or be turned into ice or another solid by cold. b (often foll. by over, up) make or become rigid or solid as a result of the cold. 2 intr. be or feel very cold. 3 tr. & intr. cover… …   Useful english dictionary

  • freeze — [c]/friz / (say freez) verb (froze, frozen, freezing) –verb (i) 1. to become hardened into ice or into a solid body; to change from the liquid to the solid state by loss of heat. 2. to become hard or rigid because of loss of heat, as objects… …   Australian-English dictionary

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