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steel

noun

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a hand weapon with a length of metal sharpened on one or both sides and usually tapered to a sharp point
  • drew steel on the bandits, who immediately fled for their lives

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steel

verb

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1 to fill with courage or strength of purpose
  • hoped that his inspirational talk would steel the youths in the pursuit of their dreams

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2 to make able to withstand physical hardship, strain, or exposure
  • years of running a farm had steeled the hard-bitten woman

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3 to prepare (oneself) mentally or emotionally
  • he had spent the previous night steeling himself for the moment when he would demand a raise

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The first known use of steel was before the 12th century

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“Steel.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/steel. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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