stiff

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stiff is part of the Basic English 850.

Pronunciation[change]

Adjective[change]

Positive
stiff

Comparative
stiffer

Superlative
stiffest

  1. If something is stiff, it is not able to be bent.
    My arm was very stiff this morning after bowling yesterday.
    The bar is too stiff; I cannot bend it.

Related words[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
stiff

Plural
stiffs

  1. (countable) (informal) A dead body; a corpse.
    She went to the morgue and saw some stiffs.

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Verb[change]

Plain form
stiff

Third-person singular
stiffs

Past tense
stiffed

Past participle
stiffed

Present participle
stiffing