Examples of toughen in a Sentence
The government is toughening antidrug laws.
weight lifting will help toughen those flabby muscles of yours
Recent Examples of toughen from the Web
With the Trump administration toughening immigration enforcement, immigrant advocates held a meeting earlier this year with Napoleon, expressing their concern about ICE detainer requests.
With Dwyer and Gyasi Zardes in camp, and with Jozy Altidore, Dempsey and Chris Wondolowski among the possible knockout-round replacements, competition for minutes and chances is going to toughen.
Before the lane conditions were toughened, a 215 average normally was needed to make cuts.
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Mayors are warning President Donald Trump that toughening immigration enforcement meddles with U.S. cities’ affairs.
CANBERRA—Australia’s state and federal governments agreed to crack down on parole granted to people with terrorism links, in a move intended to toughen the country’s security stance following a spate of global terror attacks.
In Season 2’s final few episodes, Travis had toughened up and become a character that could really help the show along—an opportunity that Season 3, unfortunately, has decided to completely forgo.
Allowing the turf to dry out and stress a little forces the roots deeper in search of water and toughens up the plant.
Among recommendations made by the 9/11 Commission was to toughen federal standards for driver’s licenses and birth certificates; 18 of the 19 Sept. 11 hijackers obtained state IDs, some of them fraudulently.
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First Known Use of toughen
TOUGHEN Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of toughen for Students
: to make or become tough Going barefoot toughened my feet.
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