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(WAGE) FREEZE （賃金）凍結
- To freeze (verb) wages, rent, prices, etc., is to cause them to stay at current levels for a period of time.
The noun form is also freeze.
- 動詞の freeze は、賃金、家賃、物価などを、しばらくの間現在の水準のままにしておく、つまり、凍結する、という意味です。
名詞形も freeze で、凍結、という意味です。
- (city official)
After three years of soaring rent prices, we've decided to freeze rents throughout the city.
- By freezing interest rates for five years, the government hopes to slow foreclosures.
- Labor has agreed to a two-year voluntary wage freeze to help the company through the current financial crisis.
- The university has just announced a hiring freeze, effective immediately.
- Now that inflation seems to be under control again, we expect the government to lift (= end) the price freeze very soon.