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01. After sitting on the crowded bus for a few hours the passengers' legs were [stiff] and sore.
02. The child's mittens were frozen [stiff] by the time the snowball fight ended.
03. You'll need to use a [stiff] brush to scrub the dirt off the stairway.
04. The young boy sat [stiffly] in the chair as the principal came into the office.
05. The drawer is kind of [stiff], and difficult to open, but a bit of soap on the edges will fix that.
06. A good hot bath will help relieve the [stiffness] in your back.
07. The Japanese soccer team faces [stiff] competition from Peru in the qualifying round.
08. My grandfather liked to have a [stiff] drink before supper every evening.
09. I had to have a [stiff] drink to settle my nerves before looking at my test results.
10. A [stiff] breeze was blowing, so we couldn't play badminton on our outdoor court.
11. This is a great day for sailing; there is a [stiff] breeze blowing, and the sun is shining.
12. His new shirt was still a little [stiff] when he put it on.
13. The soldiers were standing [stiffly] at attention.
14. The human body starts to go [stiff] within a few hours of death.
15. When the little boy found his cat, it was lying dead and [stiff] by the road, after having been hit by a car during the night.
16. My elbow always gets a little [stiff] after I have been playing squash or tennis.

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  • Stiff — Stiff, a. [Compar. {Stiffer}; superl. {Stiffest}.] [OE. stif, AS. st[=i]f; akin to D. stijf, G. steif, Dan. stiv, Sw. styf, Icel. st[=i]fr, Lith. stipti to be stiff; cf. L. stipes a post, trunk of a tree, stipare to press, compress. Cf. {Costive} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stiff — may refer to:*Stiffness, a material s resistance to bending *Stiff differential equation, an equation that exhibits behaviour at two widely different scales (the differential equations describing stiff materials are stiff differential equations)… …   Wikipedia

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  • stiff — [adj1] hard, inflexible annealed, arthritic, benumbed, brittle, buckram, cemented, chilled, congealed, contracted, creaky, firm, fixed, frozen, graceless, hardened, immalleable, impliable, incompliant, indurate, inelastic, jelled, mechanical,… …   New thesaurus

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  • stiff´en|er — stiff|en «STIHF uhn», transitive verb. to make stiff or stiffer: »She stiffened the shirt with starch. –v.i. to become stiff or stiffer: »The jelly will stiffen as it cools. The wind was stiffening as the storm approached. Figurative. He… …   Useful english dictionary

  • stiff|en — «STIHF uhn», transitive verb. to make stiff or stiffer: »She stiffened the shirt with starch. –v.i. to become stiff or stiffer: »The jelly will stiffen as it cools. The wind was stiffening as the storm approached. Figurative. He stiffened with… …   Useful english dictionary