Definition of 'toughen'

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Their attitude to public money must toughen up. The Sun (2016)She added it was'crucial' the law was toughened up. The Sun (2017)Ministers are already planning to toughen sanctions for data protection offences. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Now a wildlife expert is calling for laws to be toughened. The Sun (2014)She noticeably toughened her stance at the end of last year. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It has toughened glass plus a steel band around the edge that holds the antenna. The Sun (2010)These guys work out with them all the time and it must really toughen them up. Kiam, Victor Going For It!: How to Succeed As an Entrepreneur (1986)The law on rioting must be toughened. The Sun (2011)All the fight scenes must have toughened him up. The Sun (2006)He has written to council chiefs to seek their views on how the laws can be toughened up. The Sun (2008)That's where we have to toughen up a bit more. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Admittedly, it does need to be toughened glass. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The experience naturally toughened and battle-hardened men who had essentially been at peace for all of their careers. Admiral Sandy Woodward, With Patrick Robinson ONE HUNDRED DAYS (2003)The experience toughened his character. Times, Sunday Times (2016)UK universities must also toughen up. Times, Sunday Times (2014)They said the skin just had to toughen up a bit,' she said. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Don't be too precious about your flora: toughen things up a bit. Times, Sunday Times (2008)On a steel bone structure are hung moulded, white toughened glass panels, each one unique. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It was neither toughened nor safety glass,' she told the court. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Don't worry - the tiger is safely behind toughened glass. Times, Sunday Times (2011)And the England playmaker insists the Gunners must toughen up to compete for the big prizes. The Sun (2011)But there's no paws for alarm, as the beast is safely behind a thick sheet of toughened glass. The Sun (2016)She also hit back at cops to insist cabinet ministers DID tell them to toughen up their stance on the rioting last week. The Sun (2011)

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Translations for 'toughen'

British English: toughen VERB
If you toughen something or if it toughens, you make it stronger so that it will not break easily.
Months of walking barefoot had toughened his feet.
  • American English: toughen
  • Brazilian Portuguese: fortalecer
  • Chinese: 使坚硬
  • European Spanish: endurecer
  • French: endurcir
  • German: hart machen
  • Italian: rendere più resistente
  • Japanese: 強健にする
  • Korean: 단단하게 하다
  • European Portuguese: fortalecer
  • Latin American Spanish: endurecer


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