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To fail to pay that which one owes (implicitly or explicitly) to another, especially by departing hastily.
Old English stÄ«f, from Proto-Germanic *stÄ«faz (compare Dutch stijf, German steif), from Proto-Indo-European *stÄ«pos (compare Latin stipare, from which English stevedore).
Middle English from Old English stīf
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Sunday morning she was stiff and tired.
He rose and stretched, stiff and weak but healed.
Damian twisted, surprised to find his body stiff with the simple movement.
She was too stiff for him to move.
Deidre grunted at how stiff her legs were.
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