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stiff
Inglés americano: /stɪf/
Inglés británico: /stɪf/

Traducción de stiff en español:

adjective -er, -est

  • 1 1.1 (rigid)
    (collar/bristles)
    duro
    (fabric/leather)
    tieso
    duro
    (corpse)
    rígido
    (muscles)
    entumecido
    agarrotado
    to have a stiff neck
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • He's wearing a white shirt with a stiff collar, black trousers with braces, and dancing shoes with leather spats.
    • The plans are in PDF format for easy printing and pasting onto stiff cardboard.
    • The duo have dispensed with plastic CD casings and fashioned their covers from stiff cardboard.
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • ‘My body was very stiff at first especially because of my old age,’ Shen said.
    • A little into the morning saw all of us grimacing over our stiff bodies - the outcome of the previous day's water pursuits!
    • He was weak and his aching body was still stiff from the beating.
    1.2 (thick, firm)
    (paste/dough)
    consistente
    beat the egg whites until they are stiff
    bata las claras hasta que estén firmes
    the place was stiff with detectives/tourists (British English) [colloquial]
    el sitio estaba plagado de detectives/turistas
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • Mix together roughly four tablespoons of flour and one tablespoon of water with enough water to form a paste - a thick, stiff paste will give you a raised cross and a looser paste will give you a flat cross.
    • Whisk together the double and single cream until thick, but not stiff: this takes longer than usual because of the addition of the single cream.
    • In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites until thick and stiff.
  • 2 (hard, severe)
    (test/climb)
    difícil
    duro
    (resistance)
    férreo
    tenaz
    (penalty)
    fuerte
    severo
    (terms/conditions)
    duro
    (breeze)
    fuerte
    I need a stiff drink [colloquial]
    necesito un trago fuerte [colloquial]
    he poured himself a stiff vodka
    se sirvió un vaso grande de vodka
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • He was tried and found guilty by a British Consular Court: his punishment was a stiff fine and probation with a stern warning to desist.
    • The league should be proud of that, not hiding behind stiff fines and harsh rhetoric.
    • That commission recommended stiff increases in the payroll tax to create a surplus that would help fund the retirement of baby boomers down the road.
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • As he spoke, it seemed the gods were heeding the many prayers at the Cork venue, as the sun shone brightly and a stiff wind blew on the opening day.
    • The Pope, who aides say is losing sleep over the possibility of war, celebrated a Mass that began with a stiff wind blowing in from Siberia over the flat steppes and ended in sunshine.
    • A stiff wind blew through the woods, ruffling their hair.
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • However, outside of China, in Japan for instance, such an effort will meet stiff resistance from habit users and from simple economic forces.
    • From there a very stiff climb through what is still called ‘Sullivan road’ took us to Kundhesappe and then to Doddabetta foothill.
    • Once more, firm sand provided a gentle walking surface until almost the end of the beach, where we rested before the short but stiff climb to the heathland above the cliffs.
  • 3 (formal, stilted)
    (person/manner)
    almidonado
    acartonado
    estirado
    (bow/compliment/smile)
    forzado
    poco espontáneo
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • Corrissa's stiff manner left her, and she ran frantically towards the door and immediately started pounding on it.
    • You have a melancholy disposition resulting in a shyness, or a formal and stiff manner of presenting yourself.
    • Mel had never particularly liked the woman's stiff manner and perfect outward appearance.

adverb

  • [colloquial]I'm frozen stiff
    estoy helado hasta los huesos [colloquial]
    we were bored stiff
    nos aburrimos como ostras [colloquial]
    I was scared stiff we were worried stiff
    estábamos preocupadísimos

noun

  • [slang]
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • When the bodies of various stiffs start disappearing from the local morgue, the police are baffled as to where they've gone.
    • There's a whole craft industry based on vehicles for transferring stiffs from the chapel to the boneyard.
    • A friend of my father's worked for the London Transport Police and part of his job involved scraping stiffs off the tracks.

transitive verb

  • (American English) [slang]he stiffed me!
    ¡se fue sin pagar!
    ¡se largó sin pagar! [colloquial]
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • We do know they have been steadily alienating your regular customers, stiffing them on money owed, making a terrible mess of the legitimate business, while all the while on paper your company is soaring.
    • After the media glare faded, the team was stiffed for $43,000 of the prize money.
    • If people are unaware, it is a crime to stiff people on wages, even the homeless.

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