There are 4 translations of stiff in Spanish:

stiff1

Pronunciation: /stɪf/

adj (-er, -est)

  • 1 1.1 (rigid) [collar/bristles] duro; [fabric/leather] tieso, duro; [corpse] rígido; [muscles] entumecido, agarrotado to have a stiff neck tener* tortícolis
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    • 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.
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    • ‘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 (BrE) [colloquial/familiar] el sitio estaba plagado de detectives/turistas
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    • 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/familiar] necesito un trago fuerte [familiar/colloquial] he poured himself a stiff vodka se sirvió un vaso grande de vodka
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    • 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.
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    • 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.
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    • 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
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    • 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.

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Word of the day mandado
adj
es muy mandado = he's a real opportunist …
Cultural fact of the day

The RAE (Real Academia de la Lengua Española) is a body established in the eighteenth century to record and preserve the Spanish language. It is made up of académicos, who are normally well-known literary figures and/or academic experts on the Spanish language. The RAE publishes the Diccionario de la Real Academia Española, which is regarded as an authority on correct Spanish. Affiliated academies exist in Latin American countries.

There are 4 translations of stiff in Spanish:

stiff2

adv

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

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Word of the day mandado
adj
es muy mandado = he's a real opportunist …
Cultural fact of the day

The RAE (Real Academia de la Lengua Española) is a body established in the eighteenth century to record and preserve the Spanish language. It is made up of académicos, who are normally well-known literary figures and/or academic experts on the Spanish language. The RAE publishes the Diccionario de la Real Academia Española, which is regarded as an authority on correct Spanish. Affiliated academies exist in Latin American countries.

There are 4 translations of stiff in Spanish:

stiff3

n

  • [slang/argot] fiambre (m) [familiar/colloquial], cuerpo (m)
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    • 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.
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    • So, unlike the bigwigs who cashed in big on stock options, look for him to remain a working stiff.
    • Never have the ordinary people of America, the decent, working stiffs, needed and deserved a great tribute more urgently.
    • Don't trust that future working stiffs will pay your way - the system may be entirely different by then!
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    • And unfortunately that's what we saw from Becks in the Portsmouth game so that explains why I dropped him to play with the stiffs when the first team was at Blackburn.
    • And, if he did not play ball, they could play him in the stiffs.

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Word of the day mandado
adj
es muy mandado = he's a real opportunist …
Cultural fact of the day

The RAE (Real Academia de la Lengua Española) is a body established in the eighteenth century to record and preserve the Spanish language. It is made up of académicos, who are normally well-known literary figures and/or academic experts on the Spanish language. The RAE publishes the Diccionario de la Real Academia Española, which is regarded as an authority on correct Spanish. Affiliated academies exist in Latin American countries.

There are 4 translations of stiff in Spanish:

stiff4

vt

  • (AmE) [slang/argot] he stiffed me! ¡se fue or [familiar/colloquial] se largó sin pagar!
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    • 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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Word of the day mandado
adj
es muy mandado = he's a real opportunist …
Cultural fact of the day

The RAE (Real Academia de la Lengua Española) is a body established in the eighteenth century to record and preserve the Spanish language. It is made up of académicos, who are normally well-known literary figures and/or academic experts on the Spanish language. The RAE publishes the Diccionario de la Real Academia Española, which is regarded as an authority on correct Spanish. Affiliated academies exist in Latin American countries.