Examples of stiffen in a Sentence
She stiffened when he grabbed her shoulder.
The dogs stiffened in alarm.
The law would stiffen penalties for tax evasion.
Recent Examples of stiffen from the Web
In preparation for the flight, GE removed six-foot wing extensions from the 747 to reduce the wingspan to just over 195 feet, stiffening the wing to support the weight of the giant engine.
Hungary’s right-wing government has been in the forefront of efforts, particularly among ex-communist states in the east, to stiffen the European Union’s frontiers against asylum seekers.
Still, Newton completed three straight passes to move the Panthers to the Saints 26-yard line with 58 seconds left before New Orleans' resistance stiffened.
Still, Newton completed three straight passes to move the Panthers to the Saints' 26-yard line with 58 seconds left before New Orleans' resistance stiffened.
The issue again raises the question of whether Trump's determination to stiffen immigration laws conflicts with the nation's fundamental values -- and a wider humanitarian duty to protect children.
Chill 10 minutes if needed to stiffen slightly to a spreadable consistently.
These molecular bonds firm and stiffen to extent that the bioinks turn into solid material.
The Sandy Springs City Council has updated its controversial false alarm ordinance by stiffening one of the penalties against alarm companies that do not comply with the law.
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STIFFEN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of stiffen for English Language Learners
: to stop moving and become completely still especially because of fear, anger, etc.
: to become painful to move or use
: to become more severe or strong or to make (something) more severe or strong
STIFFEN Defined for Kids
Definition of stiffen for Students
- The paper stiffened as it dried.
- He stiffened with suspicion.
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