Translation of stiff in Spanish:
adjective -er, -est
- 1 1.1 (rigid)(collar/bristles)
rígido(muscles)to have a stiff neck
Example sentences1.2 (thick, firm)
- 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.
(paste/dough)beat the egg whites until they are stiff
- ‘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.
consistentebata las claras hasta que estén firmesthe place was stiff with detectives/tourists (British English) [colloquial]el sitio estaba plagado de detectives/turistasExample sentences
- 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)(terms/conditions)
duro(breeze)I need a stiff drink [colloquial]
fuertenecesito un trago fuerte [colloquial]he poured himself a stiff vodkase sirvió un vaso grande de vodkaExample sentences
- 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.
- 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.
- 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)(bow/compliment/smile)
poco espontáneoExample sentences
- 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.
- [slang]Example sentences
- 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.
- (American English) [slang]he stiffed me!¡se fue or [colloquial] se largó sin pagar!Example sentences
- 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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