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Her fingers were getting stiff.
My leg muscles always feel stiff after a long bike ride.
She was suffering from a stiff neck.
a stiff piece of cardboard
a small stiff brush
The wet towel I had left hanging outside was frozen and stiff as a board.
The drawer was very stiff, so I pulled on it.
The hinges of the box were stiff from lack of use.
Beat in the sugar to make a stiff paste.
Beat the egg whites until stiff.
Her tone was a little stiff, I thought.
His face was stiff with disapproval.
He looked stiff and awkward in his new suit.
Those caught breaking the new law face some pretty stiff fines.
Greene is up against some stiff competition in this race.
The government forces met with stiff resistance in the north.
This is the American English definition of stiff. View British English definition of stiff.
a derogatory word used for referring to people in the banking and investment industry who are thought of as taking serious risks in order to increase their own earnings …add a word
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