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

 

stiff

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//stɪf//
 
; NAmE NAmE//stɪf//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they stiff
BrE BrE//stɪf//
 
; NAmE NAmE//stɪf//
 
he / she / it stiffs
BrE BrE//stɪfs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//stɪfs//
 
past simple stiffed
BrE BrE//stɪft//
 
; NAmE NAmE//stɪft//
 
past participle stiffed
BrE BrE//stɪft//
 
; NAmE NAmE//stɪft//
 
-ing form stiffing
BrE BrE//ˈstɪfɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈstɪfɪŋ//
 
 
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stiff somebody (North American English, informal) to cheat somebody or not pay them what you owe them, especially by not leaving any money as a tip These people are taxed on the tips they make. When you stiff ’em, you cost them money. Word Origin Old English stīf, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch stijf.
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