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stiff

adjective (FIRM)    /stɪf/
B2 firm or hard: stiff cardboard a stiff collar His clothes were stiff with dried mud. This hair spray has made my hair stiff. Mix the powder and water into a stiff paste.Hard and firm B2 not easily bent or moved: The handle on this door is rather stiff. The man's body was (as) stiff as a board when it was found in the snow.Hard and firm B2 If you are stiff or part of your body is stiff, your muscles hurt when they are moved: Sitting still at a computer terminal all day can give you a stiff neck.Hard and firm
(Definition of stiff adjective (FIRM) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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