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Main Entry: 1tough
Pronunciation: primarystresstschwaf
Function: adjective
1 a : able to take great force : flexible and not brittle <tough fibers> b : not easily chewed <tough meat>
2 : marked by firmness or determination <a tough policy>
3 : able to stand hard work and hardship <tough soldiers>
4 : hard to influence : STUBBORN <a tough bargainer>
5 : very difficult <a tough problem>
6 : having much crime or bad behavior <a tough neighborhood>
synonym see STRONG
- toughˇly adverb
- toughˇness noun

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