Hindi translation of 'stiffen'
stiffen /ˈstɪfən ˈस्टिफ़न्/
Word forms: stiffens, stiffening, stiffened
1. intransitive verb
If you stiffen, you stop moving and become very tense, for example because you are afraid or angry.
His father's face stiffened with anger.
2. intransitive verb, phrasal verb
If your muscles or joints stiffen, or if they stiffen up, they become difficult to bend or move.
My elbow was starting to stiffen up where I'd landed on it.
3. intransitive verb
If attitudes or behaviour stiffen, they become stronger or more severe, and less likely to be changed.
Canada has recently stiffened its immigration rules.
4. transitive verb
When something such as cloth is stiffened, it is made firm.
The paper has been stiffened with a kind of paste.
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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 Hindi Dictionary