hard-charging

adjective

US
: very aggressive, determined, or ambitious : hard-driving
a hard-charging young executive

Examples of hard-charging in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The hard-charging lawyer, businessman and Massachusetts movie theater owner outmaneuvered rivals to build one of America’s premier entertainment companies. Christi Carras, Los Angeles Times, 2 Feb. 2024 Ken Kelsch, the hard-charging cinematographer and Vietnam War veteran who shot the down-and-dirty classic Bad Lieutenant and 11 other features for iconoclastic director Abel Ferrara, has died. Mike Barnes, The Hollywood Reporter, 13 Dec. 2023 Recall proponents at the time cited frustration with the council’s fraying relationship with hard-charging City Atty. Hannah Fry, Los Angeles Times, 13 Dec. 2023 Still, the hard-charging producer behind some of the biggest hits of the ’80s and ’90s was attempting to mount a comeback. Tatiana Siegel, Variety, 30 Nov. 2023 Wired Inside Gary Gensler's SEC SEC chair Gary Gensler has become one of Washington's most recognizable figures with his hard-charging pursuit of corporate climate disclosures and crackdown on crypto scammers. Alan Murray, Fortune, 30 Nov. 2023 This is an excellent middle-of-the-road boot for a beginner-to-intermediate downhill skier who doesn’t need a super soft boot, but isn’t in the market for a hard-charging model. Maggie Slepian, Travel + Leisure, 28 Nov. 2023 But Jobs’ hard-charging personality and zeal for perfection clashed with Sculley and Apple’s board members. Nick Lichtenberg, Fortune, 18 Nov. 2023 Lindsay Dougherty The tough-talking, hard-charging, tattooed Hollywood Teamsters boss leads with her own brand of feminine energy. Lesley Goldberg, The Hollywood Reporter, 17 Nov. 2023 See More

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“Hard-charging.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hard-charging. Accessed 20 Feb. 2024.

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