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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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