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Stopped dead (5 letter answer)

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The answer FROZE is seen occasionally, appearing about once every 750 puzzles.

Related Clues

Locked up
Halted suddenly
Opposite of melted
Preserved in a way
Reacted to terror
Stood still
Didn't move a muscle
Got stage fright
Obeyed a cop's command
Stood absolutely still
Stopped in one's tracks
Turned rigid with fear
Was paralyzed with fear, say


FREEZE as a verb:

1. change to ice; "The water in the bowl froze"
2. (freeze, stop dead) = stop moving or become immobilized; "When he saw the police car he froze"
3. be cold; "I could freeze to death in this office when the air conditioning is turned on"
4. cause to freeze; "Freeze the leftover food"
5. (freeze, suspend) = stop a process or a habit by imposing a freeze on it; "Suspend the aid to the war-torn country"
6. be very cold, below the freezing point; "It is freezing in Kalamazoo"
7. (freeze, freeze out, freeze down) = change from a liquid to a solid when cold; "Water freezes at 32 degrees Fahrenheit"
8. (freeze, block, immobilize, immobilise) = prohibit the conversion or use of (assets); "Blocked funds"; "Freeze the assets of this hostile government"
9. anesthetize by cold
10. suddenly behave coldly and formally; "She froze when she saw her ex-husband"