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English definition of “tough”


adjective     /tʌf/
DIFFICULT B2 difficult : He's had a tough time at work recently . We've had to make some tough decisions .Difficult things and peoplePreventing and impeding
SEVERE Tough rules are severe : tough new laws on noise pollution Severe
STRONG THING B2 not easily damaged , cut , etc : Children's shoes have to be tough. This meat's very tough.Physically strong and powerfulNot pleasant to eat or drink
STRONG PERSON B2 physically strong and not afraid of violence : a tough guy Physically strong and powerful
DETERMINED determined and not easily upset : You have to be tough to survive in politics .Strong-willed
UNFAIR unfair or unlucky : It can be tough on kids when parents get divorced .Good luck and bad luck
(Definition of tough adjective from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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