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English definition of “hard-boiled”

hard-boiled

adjective  /ˈhɑrdˈbɔɪld/ us  

hard-boiled adjective (EGG)

(of an egg) boiled in its shell until both the white and yellow parts are solid

hard-boiled adjective (PERSON)

appearing not to have emotions or weaknesses: a hard-boiled detective
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