toughen

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verb tough·en \ˈtə-fən\

Definition of toughen

toughened

toughening

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  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to make tough

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to become tough

Examples of toughen in a sentence

  1. The government is toughening antidrug laws.

  2. <weight lifting will help toughen those flabby muscles of yours>

1582

First Known Use of toughen

1582


TOUGHEN Defined for English Language Learners

toughen

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verb tough·en \ˈtə-fən\

Definition of toughen for English Language Learners

  • : to make (something) stricter or to become stricter

  • : to make (someone) physically or emotionally stronger or to become physically or emotionally stronger


TOUGHEN Defined for Kids

toughen

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verb tough·en \ˈtə-fən\

Definition of toughen for Students

toughened

toughening

  1. :  to make or become tough <Going barefoot toughened my feet.>



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