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hard-bittenadjective

uk   /ˌhɑːdˈbɪt.ən/  us   /ˌhɑːrdˈbɪt̬-/
If someone is hard-bitten, ​theircharacter has been made ​stronger as a ​result of ​difficultexperiences in the past: This ​particularmurdercase was so ​horrific that it ​shockedeven the most hard-bitten of New York ​policeofficers.
(Definition of hard-bitten from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “hard-bitten”
in Chinese (Simplified) (某人)经过磨炼的,坚毅的…
in Chinese (Traditional) (某人)經過磨練的,堅毅的…
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