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Make or become stiff or rigid
“The Queen heard it as well, for Margaret saw her shoulders stiffen almost imperceptibly.”
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Make or become stronger or more steadfast
“Japanese banks, besieged by requests to waive corporate debts, can stiffen their resolve to resist.”
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To make stiff
“The blood supply to the skin is reduced when muscles stiffen.”
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To tighten, or to put in a state of tension
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Stop working
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To strengthen or provide support to
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To make more strict or stringent
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To become frozen
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To put securely in place or in the desired position
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To rise or stand erect, like bristles
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To make or become rigidly fixed or immovable
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