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Though vs. Tough

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Thoughadverb

(conjunctive) Despite that; however.

‘I will do it, though.’;

Toughadjective

Strong and resilient; sturdy.

‘The tent, made of tough canvas, held up to many abuses.’;

Thoughadverb

(degree) Used to intensify statements or questions; indeed.

‘"Man, it's hot in here." — "Isn't it, though?"’;

Toughadjective

(of food) Difficult to cut or chew.

‘To soften a tough cut of meat, the recipe suggested simmering it for hours.’;

Thoughconjunction

Despite the fact that; although.

‘Though it’s risky, it’s worth taking the chance.’;

Toughadjective

Rugged or physically hardy.

‘Only a tough species will survive in the desert.’;

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Thoughconjunction

(archaic) If, that, even if.

‘We shall be not sorry though the man die tonight.’;

Toughadjective

Stubborn.

‘He had a reputation as a tough negotiator.’;

Thoughconjunction

Granting, admitting, or supposing that; notwithstanding that; if.

‘Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him.’; ‘Not that I so affirm, though so it seem.’; ‘In the vine were three branches; and it was as though it budded.’;

Toughadjective

(of weather etc) Harsh or severe.

Thoughadverb

However; nevertheless; notwithstanding; - used in familiar language, and in the middle or at the end of a sentence.

‘I would not be as sick though for his place.’; ‘A good cause would do well, though.’;

Toughadjective

Rowdy or rough.

‘A bunch of the tough boys from the wrong side of the tracks threatened him.’;

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Thoughadverb

despite the fact that;

‘even though she knew the answer, she did not respond’;

Toughadjective

(of questions, etc.) Difficult or demanding.

‘This is a tough crowd.’;

Thoughadverb

(postpositive) however;

‘it might be unpleasant, though’;

Toughadjective

(material science) Undergoing plastic deformation before breaking.

Toughinterjection

(slang) Used to indicate lack of sympathy

‘If you don't like it, tough!’;

Toughnoun

A person who obtains things by force; a thug or bully.

‘They were doing fine until they encountered a bunch of toughs from the opposition.’;

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Toughverb

To endure.

Toughverb

To toughen.

Toughadjective

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.

Toughadjective

Not easily broken; able to endure hardship; firm; strong; - of objects and people; as, tough sinews.

‘A body made of brass, the crone demands, . . . Tough to the last, and with no toil to tire.’; ‘The basis of his character was caution combined with tough tenacity of purpose.’;

Toughadjective

Not easily separated; viscous; clammy; tenacious; as, tough phlegm.

Toughadjective

Stiff; rigid; not flexible; stubborn; as, a tough bow.

‘So tough a frame she could not bend.’;

Toughadjective

Severe; violent; as, a tough storm.

Toughadjective

Difficult to do, perform, or accomplish; as, a tough job.

Toughadjective

Prone to aggressive or violent behavior; rowdyish; - of people, or groups; as, a tough neighborhood; a tough character.

Toughnoun

A person who is tough{7}; a ruffian; a thug; as, a cluster of neighborhood toughs hanging out on the corner.

Toughnoun

someone who learned to fight in the streets rather than being formally trained in the sport of boxing

Toughnoun

an aggressive and violent young criminal

Toughnoun

a cruel and brutal fellow

Toughadjective

not given to gentleness or sentimentality;

‘a tough character’;

Toughadjective

very difficult; severely testing stamina or resolution;

‘a rugged competitive examination’; ‘the rugged conditions of frontier life’; ‘the competition was tough’; ‘it's a tough life’; ‘it was a tough job’;

Toughadjective

physically toughened;

‘the tough bottoms of his feet’;

Toughadjective

substantially made or constructed;

‘sturdy steel shelves’; ‘sturdy canvas’; ‘a tough all-weather fabric’; ‘some plastics are as tough as metal’;

Toughadjective

violent and lawless;

‘the more ruffianly element’; ‘tough street gangs’;

Toughadjective

feeling physical discomfort or pain (`tough' is occasionally used colloquially for `bad');

‘my throat feels bad’; ‘she felt bad all over’; ‘he was feeling tough after a restless night’;

Toughadjective

tough to cut or chew

Toughadjective

unfortunate or hard to bear;

‘had hard luck’; ‘a tough break’;

Toughadjective

(of a substance or object) strong enough to withstand adverse conditions or rough handling

‘tough rucksacks for climbers’;

Toughadjective

(of food, especially meat) difficult to cut or chew

‘the hastily prepared steak was tough’;

Toughadjective

able to endure hardship or pain

‘she was as tough as old boots’;

Toughadjective

having the confidence and determination to cope in difficult situations

‘he liked editors who were tough enough to make the grade’;

Toughadjective

difficult and requiring determination or effort

‘we have six tough matches in a row’;

Toughadjective

used to express sympathy with someone in a difficult situation

‘Poor kid. It's tough on her’;

Toughadjective

demonstrating a strict and uncompromising approach

‘police have been getting tough with drivers’; ‘tough new laws on tobacco advertising’;

Toughadjective

used to express a lack of sympathy with someone

‘I feel the way I feel, and if you don't like it, tough’;

Toughadjective

strong and prone to violence

‘tough young teenagers’;

Toughadjective

(of an area) notorious for violence and crime

‘a tough part of the town’;

Toughnoun

a rough and violent man

‘a gang of toughs’;

Toughverb

endure a period of hardship or difficulty.

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