French translation of 'stiffen'
- (= strengthen) [attitude, laws]
durcirto stiffen sb's resolve
affermir qn dans sa résolution
⇒ It only stiffens our resolve.
Cela ne fait que nous affermir dans notre résolution.
- [person, face] (with fear, anger)
- (also stiffen up) [muscles]
- (= become stronger)
Example Sentences Including 'stiffen'
The heat in-between his palms and fingers made his shoulders stiffen.BEHINDLINGS (2002)
He saw the colonel stiffen in his chair - but a mild voice from the door punctured his rising fury.Passion in the Peak
She saw that they were no more friendly than before and that helped to stiffen her newly found resolve.Lohengrin
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Translation of stiffen from the Collins English to French Dictionary