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hard

adverb (USING EFFORT)    /hɑːd/ US  /hɑːrd/
A1 with a lot of physical or mental effort : Work hard and play hard, that's my motto . I'm not surprised he failed his exam - he didn't exactly try very hard!Effort and expending energyTrying and making an effort Grammar:HardHard is both an adjective and an adverb. When it is an adverb, it means ‘needing or using a lot of physical or mental effort’. It goes after the main verb:
(Definition of hard adverb (USING EFFORT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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