Definition of 'stiffen'
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It seemed like his back stiffened towards the end. The Sun (2014)And that determination will stiffen the sinew and summon up the blood. Times, Sunday Times (2010)These memories on both sides serve but to stiffen our resolve. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Their success has also stiffened the resolve of the many preparatory schools who oppose the curriculum. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Remember what he is really like and stiffen your resolve. The Sun (2014)France also sought to stiffen the resolve of wobbly partners. Times, Sunday Times (2011)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)As the solid framework for his death was constructed, his resolve stiffened. RALEGH'S LAST JOURNEY: A Tale of Madness, Vanity and Treachery (2003)Aislinn stiffened and beneath lowered lids she glared at the woman's back. THE WOLF AND THE DOVEMy back stiffened a bit. Christianity Today (2000)I felt her body stiffen, her leg muscles tightening and resisting. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The more she rocked me, the more the problem grew, the more my resolve stiffened. Times, Sunday Times (2006)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)It seemed like his back stiffened up towards the end, but then it is hard to play against Novak. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Hands trembling, I stiffen my resolve. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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Translations for 'stiffen'
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.
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