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stiffen / reforzar
 
stiffen   [ˈstɪfn]
A. -transitive verb
1. [+card, fabric etcetera]   reforzar   (with starch)   almidonar
2. also stiffen up
[+limb, muscle]   contraer,   poner tieso
[+joint]   agarrotar
3. (figurative)
[+morale, resistance etcetera]   fortalecer
B. -intransitive verb
1. [card, fabric]   hacerse masculineánoun rígido,   atiesarse
2. also stiffen up
[limb, muscle]   contraerse,   ponerse tieso
[joint]   agarrotarse
3. (figurative)
[person, manner]   endurecerse
·the breeze stiffened
·refrescó el viento
·resistance to the idea seems to have stiffened
·la oposiciónoun a esta idea parece haberse hecho masculineánoun tenaz aúnoun
 
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