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stiffen

['stɪf(ə)n] брит. / амер.

гл.

  1. придавать жёсткость; крахмалить

  2. мор. увеличивать остойчивость (судна)

    1. делать более густым, сгущать, загущать

    2. застывать; затвердевать; схватываться (о бетоне)

    1. усиливать; укреплять

    2. воен. подбадривать (солдат)

    3. закаляться; укрепляться

  3. разг.

    1. умирать

    2. убивать

    1. делать напряжённым, смущённым; придавать холодность, чопорность

    2. становиться холодным, высокомерным

    1. делать вымученным, тяжеловесным (произведение)

    2. становиться вымученным, тяжеловесным, натянутым (о художественном произведении, стиле)

    1. расти, повышаться (о ценах)

    2. увеличивать, повышать цены

  4. усиливаться, крепчать (о ветре)

  5. становиться круче (о подъёме, склоне)

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stiffen

['stɪfn]

v

  1. терять подвижность

  2. делать или становиться крепче

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Jake felt Oy stiffen against him, felt his fur begin to rise.
Джейк почувствовал, как напрягся Ыш.
King, Stephen / Wolves of the CallaКинг, Стивен / Волки Кэллы
Волки Кэллы
Кинг, Стивен
© Stephen King, 2003
© Перевод В.А.Вебер, 2004
© ООО "Издательство АСТ", 2004
Wolves of the Calla
King, Stephen
© Stephen King, 2003
Rand tried not to stiffen when her eyes moved across him.
Ранд постарался расслабиться, чтобы не одеревенеть под ее взглядом.
Jordan, Robert / The Eye of the WorldДжордан, Роберт / Око мира
Око мира
Джордан, Роберт
The Eye of the World
Jordan, Robert
© 1990 by Robert Jordan
I saw the back of our waiter's neck stiffen slightly.
Я заметил, что шея нашего официанта несколько неестественно напряглась.
Tartt, Donna / The Secret HistoryТартт, Донна / Тайная история
Тайная история
Тартт, Донна
© 1992 by Donna Tartt
© Д. Бородкин, Н. Ленцман, перевод на русский язык, 2007
© ООО "Издательская группа "Аттикус", 2009
The Secret History
Tartt, Donna
© 1992 by Donna Tartt
His hand curved around her breast, his thumb stroked across her and then hooked around the edge of her bra, and she felt the satin slide across her nipple as he pulled the cup down, felt her whole body stiffen against him.
Его рука обвилась вокруг талии Куинн, большой палец забрался под лифчик, и она почувствовала, как лифчик соскальзывает по мере того, как Ник стягивает чашечки вниз.
Crusie, Jennifer / Crazy for YouКрузи, Дженнифер / Без ума от тебя
Без ума от тебя
Крузи, Дженнифер
Crazy for You
Crusie, Jennifer
© 1999 by Jennifer Crusie
Gradually the feet and ankles start to stiffen, because the toxic acid crystals are taking over and replacing the lubrication in the joints of the feet.
Постепенно суставы теряют гибкость. Подвижность уступает место жесткости, суставы цементируются.
Bragg, Paul C.,Bragg, Patricia / The Miracle Of FastingБрэгг, Поль / Чудо голодания
Чудо голодания
Брэгг, Поль
© Издательство "Наука", 1990 г.
The Miracle Of Fasting
Bragg, Paul C.,Bragg, Patricia
© by Health Science
Minister of Foreign Affairs since the accession to power, he was one of the conservative ministers chosen by Hindenburg to "stiffen" Hitler.
После захвата нацистами власти он был назначен министром иностранных дел. Это был один из тех министров-консерваторов, которые были выдвинуты Гинденбургом, чтобы «создать определенные рамки» для фюрера.
Delarue, Jacques / The Gestapo: A History of HorrorДеларю, Жак / История гестапо
История гестапо
Деларю, Жак
© Перевод на русский язык Издательская группа «Прогресс» 1992
© 1962, «Fayard»
The Gestapo: A History of Horror
Delarue, Jacques
© Pen & Sword Books Ltd, 2008
©Jacques Delarue, 2008
Later in the afternoon, when they were in the middle of a wide reach, Stark heard a faraway faint sound and stiffened.
Позднее, к вечеру, когда они были в самой широкой части реки, Старк услышал слабый, далекий звук и выпрямился.
Brackett, Leigh / Reavers of SkaithБрэкетт, Ли / Грабители Скэйта
Грабители Скэйта
Брэкетт, Ли
Reavers of Skaith
Brackett, Leigh
© 1976 by Leigh Brackett
Caroline stiffened with sudden premonition.
Кэролайн сжалась от внезапного предчувствия.
Zahn, Timothy / The Green And The GrayЗан, Тимоти / Зеленые и серые
Зеленые и серые
Зан, Тимоти
The Green And The Gray
Zahn, Timothy
© 2004 by Timothy Zahn
The shareholder stiffened and looked as though he prepared himself to sprint after the cheats, but Hendrick put his arm around the man’s shoulders and held him back.
Держатель акций застыл на месте, но, похоже, готовился броситься вдогонку за мошенниками. Хендрик положил руку ему на плечо и удержал его на месте.
Liss, David / The Coffee TraderЛисс, Дэвид / Торговец кофе
Торговец кофе
Лисс, Дэвид
© И. Нелюбова, перевод, 2008
© Издательский дом "Азбука-классика", 2008
© 2003 by David Liss
The Coffee Trader
Liss, David
© 2003 by David Liss
She horsed the uniform off over the stiffened limbs with the macabre sensation of undressing a giant doll, and they tipped him into the grave.
Со странным ощущением снимала она одежду с окоченевшего трупа - словно раздевала гигантскую куклу.
Bujold, Lois McMaster / Shards of HonourБуджолд, Лоис Макмастер / Осколки чести
Осколки чести
Буджолд, Лоис Макмастер
© 1986 by Lois McMaster Bujold
© перевод Т.Л. Черезовой, 1995
Shards of Honour
Bujold, Lois McMaster
© 1986 by Lois McMaster Bujold
Robert stiffened.
Роберт похолодел.
Sheldon, Sidney / The Doomsday ConspiracyШелдон, Сидни / Конец света
Конец света
Шелдон, Сидни
© Sidney Sheldon Family Limited Partnership, 1991
© Перевод. А.П. Романов, 1993
© ООО Издательство "АСТ МОСКВА", 2009
The Doomsday Conspiracy
Sheldon, Sidney
© 1991 by Sheldon Literary Trust
He was close behind her and she could hear him laughing softly to himself. That sound stiffened her spine.
Он шел за ней следом, и она слышала, как он тихонько посмеивался про себя, и это заставило ее распрямить плечи.
Mitchell, Margaret / Gone with the windМитчелл, Маргарет / Унесенные ветром. Том 1
Унесенные ветром. Том 1
Митчелл, Маргарет
© Перевод. Т. А. Озерская, 1982
Gone with the wind
Mitchell, Margaret
© 1936 By Macmillan Publishing Company, a division of Macmillan. Inc.
© renewed 1964 by Stephens Mitchell
© renewed 1964 by Stephens Mitchell and Trust Compnay of Georgia as Executors of Margaret Mitchell Marsh
Then Nathaniel saw his son and tiny frown lines appeared on his brow, his mouth stiffening in the way that Jake knew so well.
Когда Натаниэль увидел своего сына, на лбу его пролегли глубокие морщины, а рот крепко сжался, – это выражение было так хорошо знакомо мальчику.
Feather, Jane / VelvetФэйзер, Джейн / Бархат
Бархат
Фэйзер, Джейн
Velvet
Feather, Jane
© 1994 by Jane Feather
Griffen’s head cocked, body stiffening.
Гриффен поднял голову и напрягся.
Asprin, Robert / Dragons WildАсприн, Роберт / Игры драконов
Игры драконов
Асприн, Роберт
© 2008 by Bill Fawсett & Associates
© Перевод. И. Самоцветов, 2009
© Школа перевода В. Баканова, 2009
© ООО Издательство "АСТ МОСКВА", 2009
Dragons Wild
Asprin, Robert
© 2008 by Bill Fawcett & Associates
Sir Mortimor stiffened and some of the color came back to his face.
Сэр Мортимор выпрямился; его щеки слегка порозовели.
Dickson, Gordon / The Dragon And The DjinnДиксон, Гордон / Дракон и Джинн
Дракон и Джинн
Диксон, Гордон
The Dragon And The Djinn
Dickson, Gordon

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'stɪf(ə)nVerbпридавать жёсткость; крахмалитьExamples

stiffen wall — придавать стене жёсткость

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Collocations

stiffen resistance
усилить сопротивление
stiffen with cold
задубеть
corner stiffening
придание жесткости углам
light stiffening
световое затвердевание
stiffening angle
уголок жесткости
stiffening brace
подкос
stiffening brace
раскос
stiffening brace
связь жесткости
stiffening component
элемент жесткости
stiffening fin
ребро жесткости
stiffening frame
рамный устой
stiffening member
элемент жесткости
stiffening panel
панель жесткости
stiffening rib
ребро жесткости
stiffening ring
кольцо жесткости

Word forms

stiffen

verb
Basic forms
Paststiffened
Imperativestiffen
Present Participle (Participle I)stiffening
Past Participle (Participle II)stiffened
Present Indefinite, Active Voice
I stiffenwe stiffen
you stiffenyou stiffen
he/she/it stiffensthey stiffen
Present Continuous, Active Voice
I am stiffeningwe are stiffening
you are stiffeningyou are stiffening
he/she/it is stiffeningthey are stiffening
Present Perfect, Active Voice
I have stiffenedwe have stiffened
you have stiffenedyou have stiffened
he/she/it has stiffenedthey have stiffened
Present Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I have been stiffeningwe have been stiffening
you have been stiffeningyou have been stiffening
he/she/it has been stiffeningthey have been stiffening
Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I stiffenedwe stiffened
you stiffenedyou stiffened
he/she/it stiffenedthey stiffened
Past Continuous, Active Voice
I was stiffeningwe were stiffening
you were stiffeningyou were stiffening
he/she/it was stiffeningthey were stiffening
Past Perfect, Active Voice
I had stiffenedwe had stiffened
you had stiffenedyou had stiffened
he/she/it had stiffenedthey had stiffened
Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I had been stiffeningwe had been stiffening
you had been stiffeningyou had been stiffening
he/she/it had been stiffeningthey had been stiffening
Future Indefinite, Active Voice
I shall/will stiffenwe shall/will stiffen
you will stiffenyou will stiffen
he/she/it will stiffenthey will stiffen
Future Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will be stiffeningwe shall/will be stiffening
you will be stiffeningyou will be stiffening
he/she/it will be stiffeningthey will be stiffening
Future Perfect, Active Voice
I shall/will have stiffenedwe shall/will have stiffened
you will have stiffenedyou will have stiffened
he/she/it will have stiffenedthey will have stiffened
Future Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will have been stiffeningwe shall/will have been stiffening
you will have been stiffeningyou will have been stiffening
he/she/it will have been stiffeningthey will have been stiffening
Future in the Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I should/would stiffenwe should/would stiffen
you would stiffenyou would stiffen
he/she/it would stiffenthey would stiffen
Future in the Past Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would be stiffeningwe should/would be stiffening
you would be stiffeningyou would be stiffening
he/she/it would be stiffeningthey would be stiffening
Future in the Past Perfect, Active Voice
I should/would have stiffenedwe should/would have stiffened
you would have stiffenedyou would have stiffened
he/she/it would have stiffenedthey would have stiffened
Future in the Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would have been stiffeningwe should/would have been stiffening
you would have been stiffeningyou would have been stiffening
he/she/it would have been stiffeningthey would have been stiffening
Present Indefinite, Passive Voice
I am stiffenedwe are stiffened
you are stiffenedyou are stiffened
he/she/it is stiffenedthey are stiffened
Present Continuous, Passive Voice
I am being stiffenedwe are being stiffened
you are being stiffenedyou are being stiffened
he/she/it is being stiffenedthey are being stiffened
Present Perfect, Passive Voice
I have been stiffenedwe have been stiffened
you have been stiffenedyou have been stiffened
he/she/it has been stiffenedthey have been stiffened
Past Indefinite, Passive Voice
I was stiffenedwe were stiffened
you were stiffenedyou were stiffened
he/she/it was stiffenedthey were stiffened
Past Continuous, Passive Voice
I was being stiffenedwe were being stiffened
you were being stiffenedyou were being stiffened
he/she/it was being stiffenedthey were being stiffened
Past Perfect, Passive Voice
I had been stiffenedwe had been stiffened
you had been stiffenedyou had been stiffened
he/she/it had been stiffenedthey had been stiffened
Future Indefinite, Passive Voice
I shall/will be stiffenedwe shall/will be stiffened
you will be stiffenedyou will be stiffened
he/she/it will be stiffenedthey will be stiffened
Future Perfect, Passive Voice
I shall/will have been stiffenedwe shall/will have been stiffened
you will have been stiffenedyou will have been stiffened
he/she/it will have been stiffenedthey will have been stiffened