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starched

slang In mixed martial arts, knocked unconscious. He talked a big game during the pre-fight press conference, but he ended up getting starched in the first few minutes.
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starchy

1. Containing a lot of starch. If you're having trouble anything food down, try simple starchy foods like bread, rice, or potatoes.
2. Having the feeling of being treated with a lot of starch. The sheets in this hotel are way too starchy.
3. slang Craving starch-rich food. I don't usually go for mashed potatoes, but I'm feeling a little starchy today.

starched

and starchy
mod. alcohol intoxicated. (see also stiff.) No, he wasn’t quite stiff, but he was starched.
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starchy

verb
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In the prologue, for example, he explains starchily:
The frontispiece of her book of poetry famously shows a starchily respectable African American woman, supposedly the author in a studiously authorial pose, pen in hand, finger posed by cheek.
Look at the success of Corel, for example." The Ottawa-born native also had a curious personal connection to his role as Crawford Gordon, Avro's starchily aggressive, mercurial chief executive.
Known starchily as the Administrative Staff College, Henley dominated the market with its long, 12-week course designed for highfliers in banks, civil service, and similar institutions.
When Maurice confesses to Clive on their first night together at Penge, "I adore you," Clive blushes and responds starchily, "Sit up straight and let's change the subject." The new subject turns out to be one that allows him to sublimate his sexuality, "the precise influence of Desire upon our aesthetic judgements" (92).
He replied starchily, "Gentlemen do not read each other's mail." That position is out of date in today's global economy.