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English definition of “hard-fought”

hard-fought

adjective     /ˌhɑːdˈfɔːt/ US  /ˌhɑːrdˈfɑːt/
achieved after a lot of difficulty or fighting: a hard-fought victoryComplicated and difficult to doDifficult to understand
(Definition of hard-fought adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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