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Translation of "tough" - English-Spanish dictionary

tough

adjective   /tʌf/
difficult difícil Starting a new job can be tough.
strong and not afraid of violence duro a tough guy
describes food that is difficult to cut or eat duro This steak is very tough.
not easily damaged, cut, etc. resistente, fuerte Children’s shoes have to be tough.
toughness noun [no plural] /ˈtʌf·nəs/
dureza, resistencia
(Definition of tough from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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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