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stiff

adjective  /stɪf/ us  

stiff adjective (FIRM)

[-er/-est only] firm or hard and not bending or moving easily: He had stiff leather shoes on. If the dough is stiff, add more sour cream. [-er/-est only] If your body is stiff, you cannot move easily and your muscles hurt when moved: He was unable to turn his head because of a stiff neck.

stiff adjective (NOT RELAXED)

[-er/-est only] not relaxed or friendly; formal: The performance was stiff and rather predictable. You can’t be stiff with a guy who takes you into his confidence.

stiff adjective (SEVERE)

[-er/-est only] severe; difficult to deal with or do: The penalties for corruption are stiff. Most of the team’s losses have come against stiff competition.

stiff adjective (STRONG)

strong or powerful: A stiff wind beat against the house.

stiff

adverb [not gradable]  /stɪf/ infml us  

stiff adverb [not gradable] (VERY MUCH)

very much; to a great degree: I was scared stiff during the air raids.

stiff

noun [C]  /stɪf/ slang us  

stiff noun [C] (PERSON)

a person of the type described: I’m just a working stiff. You lucky stiff! slang A stiff is also a dead person’s body.

stiff

verb [T]  /stɪf/ us  

stiff verb [T] (CHEAT)

to cheat someone out of money: She stiffed the taxi driver.
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