verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- to cease to fluctuate; firm: When the speculators withdrew from the market, the prices hardened.
- to rise higher.
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A lot of publishers are emerging leaner and battle-hardened from the worst of the coronavirus.‘We’re about hiring journalists’: Insider Inc. launches third global news hub in Singapore|Lucinda Southern|September 17, 2020|Digiday
These included battle-hardened forces from Misurata, Bashagha’s home city, which is a political and military power in its own right.
Like Westbrook, Harden is also 31, though his game relies far less on his athleticism.Everything Should Be On The Table For The Houston Rockets. Even James Harden’s Future.|Chris Herring (email@example.com)|September 14, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
Westbrook, Harden and Gordon are, in their purest form, head-down drivers who love attacking the basket, while the latter two plus Covington and Tucker can’t be left alone behind the arc.The Rockets’ New Starting Lineup Is Just Scratching The Surface Of Its Potential|Michael Pina|September 8, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
The beetle can also breathe underwater via air pockets tucked under its hardened wings.Some beetles can be eaten by a frog, then walk out the other end|Jonathan Lambert|September 4, 2020|Science News For Students
How great would it be if Michaela Watkins or Marcia Gay Harden was nominated for the canceled Trophy Wife?
Harden and former SNL star Michaela Watkins mine nuanced brilliance out of what could easily be ex-wife clichés.These 5 ‘On the Bubble’ TV Shows Shouldn’t Be Canceled|Kevin Fallon|April 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In the meantime, expect attitudes to harden—and the country to remain at impasse.
The show really jumps back and forth through time this season, flashing back to the arbitration scenes with Marcia Gay Harden.Jeff Daniels on the Most Explosive Episode of ‘The Newsroom’ Yet|Marlow Stern|August 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Fallon: This cast is so stacked with talent—Whitford, Harden, Watkins—that I expected Akerman to drown here.Fall-Winter TV Preview: Snap Judgments of 2013–14’s New Shows|Jace Lacob, Kevin Fallon|July 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
As soon as the boy begins to harden, shell care no more for him than for a block of wood.Oliver Twist, Vol. II (of 3)|Charles Dickens
Does a real revolutionist need to prepare himself, to steel his nerves and harden his body?Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist|Alexander Berkman
He dismissed the nurses, therefore, and endeavoured to harden himself in advance to everything that could happen.The Nabob|Alphonse Daudet
You see, my son, that the human frame has brittle bones—I will harden and yet supple them like steel.Balsamo, The Magician|Alexander Dumas
Reef-tackles were ready to pull earings down, but the breeze veered to the east north-east and did not harden.Yachting Vol. 2|Various.
British Dictionary definitions for harden (1 of 2)
- (of prices, a market, etc) to cease to fluctuate
- (of price) to rise higher