Definition of stiff adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    stiff

     adverb
    adverb
    BrE BrE//stɪf//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//stɪf//
     
     
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  1. 1(informal) very much; to an extreme degree be bored/scared/worried stiff
  2. 2frozen stiff (of wet material) very cold and hard because the water has become ice The clothes on the washing line were frozen stiff. I came home from the game frozen stiff (= very cold).
  3. Word Origin Old English stīf, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch stijf.
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