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
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.
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
Elsewhere, outside cash may have served only to harden voters' partisan allegiances.Does Big Money Buy Elections? Sometimes, But Not for Linda McMahon|Matthew DeLuca|November 7, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Harden apparently found this lecture so unbearable that he skipped out halfway through.Yale Classmates Say Nathan Harden Gets Yale and Sex All Wrong|Kathryn Olivarius, Claire Gordon|August 24, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Pile on glass or other pretty dish, set in cold place to harden.The Laurel Health Cookery|Evora Bucknum Perkins
The word itself does not mean to "harden," but to put into some intermediate state.Practical Mechanics for Boys|J. S. Zerbe
All spirit must rise victorious over form; and the form must die lest it harden to stone around the growing life.Miracles of Our Lord|George MacDonald
Indeed, the pleadings and arguments for the Constitution seemed only to harden the feeling of those opposed to it.The Life of John Marshall (Volume 1 of 4)|Albert J. Beveridge
How did the Indian civilizations of the New World learn to harden gold into a useable point for a cutting weapon?The Time Traders|Andre Norton
British Dictionary definitions for harden (1 of 2)
- (of prices, a market, etc) to cease to fluctuate
- (of price) to rise higher