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stiff

Definitions


[stɪf], (Adjective)

Definitions:
- not easily bent or changed in shape; rigid
(e.g: a stiff black collar)

- severe or strong
(e.g: they face stiff fines and a possible jail sentence)

- full of
(e.g: the place is stiff with alarm systems)

- having a specified unpleasant feeling to an extreme extent
(e.g: she was scared stiff)


Phrases:
- a stiff upper lip
- stiff as a board

Origin:
Old English stīf, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch stijf


[stɪf], (Noun)

Definitions:
- a dead body.

- a boring, conventional person
(e.g: ordinary working stiffs in respectable offices)

- a sports club's reserve team.


Phrases:
- a stiff upper lip
- stiff as a board

Origin:


[stɪf], (Verb)

Definitions:
- cheat (someone) out of something, especially money
(e.g: several workers were stiffed out of their pay)

- ignore (someone) deliberately; snub
(e.g: the stars are notorious for stiffing their hosts and sponsors at banquets)

- kill (someone)
(e.g: I want to get those pigs who stiffed your doctor)


Phrases:
- a stiff upper lip
- stiff as a board

Origin:




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