Keywords: stiff, rigid, stiffen, tense up, brace

Sign Definition

As a Verb or Adjective

1. To be firm or hard and not easy to bend. English = (be) stiff, (be) rigid.
2. To stop moving and stand or sit with muscles that are suddenly tense, for example because you feel afraid or angry. English = stiffen, tense up.
3. To prepare yourself for something unpleasant or difficult. English = brace oneself.