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  • stiff — [stif] adj. [ME stif < OE, akin to Ger steif < IE * stip , a pole, stick together (var. of base * steib(h) , rod) > L stipes, stem, stake, log, stipare, to crowd, cram] 1. hard to bend or stretch; rigid; firm; not flexible or pliant 2.… …   English World dictionary

  • competition — n. rivalry opposition 1) to offer, provide competition 2) to undercut, undersell the competition 3) bitter, fierce, formidable, keen, stiff, strong; cutthroat, unfair, unscrupulous; fair; free, unfettered; healthy competition 4) competition among …   Combinatory dictionary

  • stiff — stiff1 S3 [stıf] adj comparative stiffer superlative stiffest ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(body)¦ 2¦(material/substance)¦ 3¦(mixture)¦ 4¦(difficult)¦ 5¦(door/drawer etc)¦ 6¦(unfriendly)¦ 7¦(price)¦ 8 stiff …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • stiff — stiff1 [ stıf ] adjective ** ▸ 1 with pain in muscles ▸ 2 firm & difficult to bend ▸ 3 not moving easily ▸ 4 mixture: very thick ▸ 5 formal/controlled ▸ 6 more severe than usual ▸ 7 containing much alcohol ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) if you are stiff or a… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • stiff — I UK [stɪf] / US adjective ** 1) if you are stiff, or if a part of your body is stiff, you feel pain in your muscles and cannot move easily Her fingers were getting stiff. feel stiff: My leg muscles always feel stiff after a long bike ride. stiff …   English dictionary

  • stiff — 1 adjective 1 BODY if a part of your body is stiff or you are stiff, your muscles hurt and it is difficult to move: Arthritis makes your joints stiff and sore. | stiff neck/back/joint: Alastair woke up with a stiff neck. | feel stiff: I felt… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • stiff — adj. 1 difficult to bend/move VERBS ▪ be, feel, lie, look, sit, stand ▪ She lay stiff and still beside him. ▪ become …   Collocations dictionary

  • competition — noun 1 event in which people try to win sth ADJECTIVE ▪ international, national ▪ major, prestigious ▪ wines that won medals at major wine competitions ▪ knockout …   Collocations dictionary

  • competition — com|pe|ti|tion W1S1 [ˌkɔmpıˈtıʃən US ˌka:m ] n [Date: 1600 1700; : Late Latin; Origin: competitio, from competere; COMPETE] 1.) [U] a situation in which people or organizations try to be more successful than other people or organizations… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Competition — Intra or intermarket rivalry between businesses trying to obtain a larger piece of the same market share. The New York Times Financial Glossary * * * competition com‧pe‧ti‧tion [ˌkɒmpˈtɪʆn ǁ ˌkɑːm ] noun [uncountable] 1. COMMERCE a situation in …   Financial and business terms

  • competition — Intra or intermarket rivalry between or among businesses trying to obtain a larger piece of the same market share. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * competition com‧pe‧ti‧tion [ˌkɒmpˈtɪʆn ǁ ˌkɑːm ] noun [uncountable] 1. COMMERCE a situation… …   Financial and business terms

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