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Able to withstand hardship, strain, or exposure
“This bouncy rubber was surprisingly tough stuff.”
Demonstrating a strict and uncompromising approach
“The move is designed to streamline the prosecution of people who make false claims, and forms part of the companies' new, tough approach.”
Difficult and requiring determination or effort
“I suppose it will follow that pattern, but it will require some very tough work.”
Able to endure hardship or pain
“He was strong and brave, a happy-go-lucky person but also tough and able to live on his own.”
Requiring exceptional skill or caution in performance or handling
“Their book raises tough questions for American policy-makers.”
Strong and prone to violence
“She doesn't seem to be cut out for this tough neighbourhood.”
Physically or mentally strong and able to cope with hardship
“She is tough and ambitious.”
“Recipes from regions where tough meat is the norm often call for a marinade made with fruit or juice.”
“The tough way of life of a fisherman.”
“They had tough luck when a shot bounced off the crossbar.”
A rough and violent man
“He told me he was a young tough from the streets of Chicago who heard God's call to be a soldier of Christ.”
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