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Spanish translation of “tough”

tough

adjective /taf/
strong ; not easily broken , worn out etc
resistente , fuerte
Plastic is a tough material .
(of food etc) difficult to chew
duro
The meat is unpleasantly tough and chewy .
(of people ) strong ; able to bear hardship , illness etc
fuerte , resistente
She must be tough to have survived such a serious illness .
rough and violent
violento ; conflictivo
It’s a tough neighbourhood .
difficult to deal with or overcome
duro
a tough problem The competition was really tough.
toughness noun
dureza ; fortaleza , resistencia ; carácter violento
the toughness of the meat .
toughen verb to make or become tough
endurecer(se), fortalecer(se)
The bill significantly toughens the law .
tough luck noun bad luck
mala suerte
That was tough luck .
get tough with (someone) to deal forcefully with or refuse to yield to (a person )
ponerse duro con
When he started to argue , I got tough with him.
(Definition of tough from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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