- vi. 变硬；变猛烈；变粘
- vt. 使变硬；使粘稠
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- stiffen (v.)
- early 15c., "make steadfast," from stiff (adj.) + -en (1). Intransitive sense from 1690s. Earlier verb was simply stiff "gain strength, become strong" (late 14c.). Related: Stiffened; stiffener; stiffening. Compare German steifen "to stiffen."
- 1. He tried to stiffen his wavering soldiers.
- 2. These clothes restrict your freedom of movement and stiffen up the whole body.
- 3. I felt my body involuntarily stiffen against her invasion of my personal space.
- 4. His courage seemed suddenly to stiffen of its own accord.
- 5. As soon as he touched her she seemed to wince and stiffen.
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