tough


tough
01. Hockey is a really [tough] sport, with players getting hurt quite often.
02. This steak is really [tough]; I think I cooked it too long.
03. It's pretty [tough] to find a job when you don't have any previous experience.
04. Eric grew up in a [tough] neighborhood where a lot of the kids were stealing and doing drugs.
05. Our math test was really [tough]; more than half the class failed it.
06. Spencer is known as a [tough] negotiator, so I don't think you'll have much success getting him to back down.
07. He had a [tough] time for a while there after his wife left him, but he seems to be doing better now.
08. Only the [toughest] plants can survive in this desert climate.
09. His army training has certainly [toughened] him up.
10. These hiking boots are really [tough]. I've gone up a lot of mountains in them, and they're still in good shape.
11. The government has introduced [tough] new laws to deal with illegal drugs.
12. He has a reputation for [toughness] in his business dealings, but he is nonetheless very honest.
13. The newspaper issued a [toughly] worded editorial against the war.
14. I need to relax; I had a really [tough] day at work.
15. Rosalyn Carter once said that you have to have confidence in your ability, and then be [tough] enough to follow through.
16. Irving Berlin once suggested that the [toughest] thing about success is that you've got to keep on being a success.
17. Robert Schuller once noted that again and again, the impossible problem is solved when we see that the problem is only a [tough] decision waiting to be made.
18. Zig Ziglar once stated that when you are [tough] on yourself, life is going to be infinitely easier on you.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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  • tough´ly — tough «tuhf», adjective, adverb, noun, verb. –adjective. 1. bending without breaking: »Leather is tough; cardboard is not. 2. hard to cut, tear, or chew: »The steak was so tough, I couldn t eat it. 3. stiff; sticky: »tough clay …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tough — Tough, a. [Compar. {Tougher}; superl. {Toughest}.] [OE. tough, AS. t[=o]h, akin to D. taai, LG. taa, tage, tau, OHG. z[=a]hi, G. z[aum]he, and also to AS. getenge near to, close to, oppressive, OS. bitengi.] 1. Having the quality of flexibility… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tough — 高校鉄拳伝タフ/タフ (Koko Tekken den Tough/Tough) Genre action, comédie, arts martiaux, sport Manga : Koko Tekken den Tough Type Seinen Auteur Tetsuya Saruwatari …   Wikipédia en Français

  • tough — [tuf] adj. [ME < OE toh, akin to Ger zäh, tough, viscous, prob. < IE base * denk , to bite > TONGS] 1. strong but pliant; that will bend, twist, etc. without tearing or breaking 2. that will not cut or chew easily [tough steak] 3.… …   English World dictionary

  • Tough — may refer to: * Tough (manga), a Japanese manga series by Tetsuya Saruwatari * Tough (song), by country music artist Craig Morgan * Tough (Kurtis Blow album), a 1982 album by Kurtis Blow * Tough (Wishbone Ash album), a 2008 album by Wishbone Ash… …   Wikipedia

  • tough — 〈[ tʌ̣f] Adj.; umg.〉 hart, streng, tüchtig, selbstsicher, bestimmt ● die Verhandlungen waren sehr tough; ihr Auftreten ist tough [engl., „hart, zäh“] * * * tough [taf ; engl. tough, verw. mit ↑ zäh], taff [jidd. toff < hebr. tôv = gut] <Adj …   Universal-Lexikon

  • tough — tough; tough·en; tough·ie; tough·ish; tough·ly; tough·ness; …   English syllables

  • tough — [adj1] sturdy, strong brawny, cohesive, conditioned, dense, durable, fibrous, firm, fit, flinty, hard, hard as nails*, hard bitten*, hardened, hardy, healthy, indigestible, inflexible, leathery, lusty, mighty, molded, resilient, resistant, rigid …   New thesaurus

  • tough´en|er — tough|en «TUHF uhn», transitive verb. to make tough or tougher: »He toughened his muscles by doing exercises. –v.i. to become tough or tougher: »His muscles finally toughened. –tough´en|er, noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • tough|en — «TUHF uhn», transitive verb. to make tough or tougher: »He toughened his muscles by doing exercises. –v.i. to become tough or tougher: »His muscles finally toughened. –tough´en|er, noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tough —    TOUGH, a parish, in the district of Alford, county of Aberdeen, 5 miles (S. E. by E.) from Alford; containing 762 inhabitants. This place is situated partly in the northern and western portions of the Corrennie range, or Red hill, and partly… …   A Topographical dictionary of Scotland