hard-boiled Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"hard-boiled" in British English

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hard-boiledadjective

uk   /ˌhɑːdˈbɔɪld/  us   /ˌhɑːrd-/

hard-boiled adjective (EGG)

A hard-boiled ​egg has been ​heated in ​itsshell in ​boilingwater until both the ​white and ​yellowparts are ​solid.

hard-boiled adjective (STRONG)

informal used to ​describe a ​strong and ​determinedperson who ​shows little ​emotion: The ​filmstars Kathleen Turner as the hard-boiled ​detective of Sarah Paretsky's ​novel.
(Definition of hard-boiled from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"hard-boiled" in American English

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hard-boiledadjective

 us   /ˈhɑrdˈbɔɪld/

hard-boiled adjective (EGG)

(of an ​egg) ​boiled in ​itsshell until both the ​white and ​yellowparts are ​solid

hard-boiled adjective (PERSON)

appearing not to have ​emotions or weaknesses: a hard-boiled ​detective
(Definition of hard-boiled from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “hard-boiled”
in Chinese (Simplified) 蛋, (蛋)煮得老的…
in Turkish çok pişmiş/katı yumurta…
in Russian сваренный вкрутую…
in Chinese (Traditional) 蛋, (蛋)煮得老的…
in Polish na twardo…
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