French translation of 'stiffen'
2. [muscles] raidir
3. (= strengthen) [attitude, laws] durcir
to stiffen sb’s resolve affermir qn dans sa résolution
It only stiffens our resolve. Cela ne fait que nous affermir dans notre résolution.
1. [person, face] (with fear, anger) se figer
2. (also: stiffen up) [muscles] se raidir
3. (= become stronger)
[resistance] se durcir
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As the solid framework for his death was constructed, his resolve stiffened.RALEGH&apos;S LAST JOURNEY: A Tale of Madness, Vanity and Treachery (2003)
Might not American training, advice and leadership be the best way to stiffen their resolve?The Collins History of the World in the 20th Century (1994)
And that determination will stiffen the sinew and summon up the blood.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
For this open rift in the leadership is likely only to stiffen the resolve of the hardliners to crack down harder.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
Aislinn stiffened and beneath lowered lids she glared at the woman's back.THE WOLF AND THE DOVE
It seemed like his back stiffened towards the end.The Sun (2014)
Hands trembling, I stiffen my resolve.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
The more she rocked me, the more the problem grew, the more my resolve stiffened.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
France also sought to stiffen the resolve of wobbly partners.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
I felt her body stiffen, her leg muscles tightening and resisting.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
It seemed like his back stiffened up towards the end, but then it is hard to play against Novak.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
Remember what he is really like and stiffen your resolve.The Sun (2014)
Their success has also stiffened the resolve of the many preparatory schools who oppose the curriculum.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
These memories on both sides serve but to stiffen our resolve.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
My back stiffened a bit.Christianity Today (2000)
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British English: stiffen VERB
If you stiffen, you stop moving and stand or sit with muscles that are suddenly tense, for example because you feel afraid or angry.
She stiffened at the sound of his voice.
Translation of stiffen from the Collins English to French Dictionary