stiffen


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become stiff

tighten

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to make stiff or stiffer

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to make or become tense

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become stiff or stiffer

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To stiffen AD, the repetitive compression of 10% strain at a frequency of 0.
He also favors legislation that would ban employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, stiffen penalties for hate crimes, and boost federal funding for HIV/AIDS research.
No, it's only when they're being "official" that they stiffen up and assault the English language.
For more ways to stiffen floors, see "Three Fixes for Bouncy Floors," April '00, p.
1272, which would stiffen penalties (making it a felony instead of a misdemeanor) for employers that cause a worker's death by willfully violating health and safety laws.
The Pillar system consists of three inserts made of woven polyester yarn, each less than an inch long, which are inserted into the soft palate on the roof of the mouth to support and stiffen the palate tissue.
Volunteers aged 20 to 70 are being sought by medical researchers in Cardiff, who aim to discover how the blood vessels stiffen with age.
TOP German boss Hans Meyer has found a new way to stiffen his players' resolve -by urging them to have sex midway through training.
A historical definition of starch and its uses, derived from the word to stiffen rather than its "food" origin, would have provided the reader with much-needed context for understanding why yellow starch was so different from starch dyed blue (or even left "natural").
Jacoyia's grandmother was having a seizure, and the convulsions had caused her leg to stiffen on the accelerator before she passed out.
The only way to make the sweet, shiny coating stiffen is to pump it up with a fat that's solid at room temperature.
Greenwood reports that AAHSA objects to provisions in the measure that would stiffen nursing home requirements.
Natural selection favored good ol' boys who knew how to stiffen suspensions, soup up engines and invent driving tricks that made cars do things they'd never been designed for, like take hairpin mountain curves at a hundred mph or so.
Glue scraps of 1/2-inch plywood between the layers to keep them equally spaced and to stiffen the shelf.
The shear thickening property is one of the key attributes that allow the pads to stiffen in proportion to the energy applied.