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
This principled skepticism is the epistemological backbone that stiffened his anti-Lutheran stance.
Also on Thursday, the Senate gave final approval to a bill that stiffens the penalties for those who commit cyberbullying against a child.
After letting Iowa shoot 55 percent from the floor and 31 of 49 from inside the arc in a 90-64 loss to the Hawkeyes last month, Drake's defense has stiffened considerably.
Whisk yogurt and tahini in another small bowl until smooth (mixture will seize and stiffen at first).
Of course, the sanctions are going to be stiffened.
And the circumstances of Bannon’s exit — amid the firestorm after Trump equivocated on the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville — helped stiffen Democratic resolve against working with his administration.
As Stalin’s body lies stiffening at his dacha in the country, the members of the Central Committee strike alliances and counter-alliances and counter-counter-alliances.
The company says ut stiffened the suspension, tweaked the steering, and improved the rear-axle differential by adding a function that distributes torque individually to the wheels on each side.
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First Known Use of stiffen
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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