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Tough (?), a. [Compar. Tougher (?); superl. Toughest.] [OE. tough, AS. t&ō;h, akin to D. taai, LG. taa, tage, tau, OHG. z&ā;hi, G. z&ä;he, and also to AS. getenge near to, close to, oppressive, OS. bitengi.] 1. Having the quality of flexibility without brittleness; yielding to force without breaking; capable of resisting great strain; as, the ligaments of animals are remarkably tough.Tough roots and stubs. ” Milton.
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2. Not easily broken; able to endure hardship; firm; strong; -- of objects and people; as, tough sinews. Cowper.
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A body made of brass, the crone demands, . . .
Tough to the last, and with no toil to tire.
Dryden.
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The basis of his character was caution combined with tough tenacity of purpose. J. A. Symonds.
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3. Not easily separated; viscous; clammy; tenacious; as, tough phlegm.
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4. Stiff; rigid; not flexible; stubborn; as, a tough bow.
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So tough a frame she could not bend. Dryden.
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5. Severe; violent; as, a tough storm. [Colloq.]A tough debate. ” Fuller.
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6. Difficult to do, perform, or accomplish; as, a tough job.
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7. Prone to aggressive or violent behavior; rowdyish; -- of people, or groups; as, a tough neighborhood; a tough character.
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To make it tough, to make it a matter of difficulty; to make it a hard matter. [Obs.] Chaucer.
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tough (?), n. A person who is tough{7}; a ruffian; a thug; as, a cluster of neighborhood toughs hanging out on the corner.
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