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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
  • The swordsman drew steel on the knaves, 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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