adjective, tough·er, tough·est.
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Origin of tough
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Example sentences from the Web for tough
“The closer we get to ‘16, the tougher it’s going to be, so I hope we start quickly,” he said.Can This Republican Bring the GOP Back to Its Senses on Immigration?|Tim Mak|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Tougher regulations on tank cars and oil-by-rail make sense.
The good doctor gave as good as he got in one of the tougher interview environments around.
In other words, make fireworks less available for home misuse and develop an ever tougher crackdown on drunk drivers.
She is perceived as tougher than her husband, and to the right of President Obama on defense and national security issues.
The cracker eats easy, almost melts in the mouth, while the hard-tack is harder and tougher than so much wood.Diary of an Enlisted Man|Lawrence Van Alstyne
It is tougher, heavier, stronger, and more valued in construction.The Principal Species of Wood: Their Characteristic Properties|Charles H. (Charles Henry) Snow
So he carries a folding cot and the more fortunate one of tougher fibre laughs at him.Notes of a War Correspondent|Richard Harding Davis
An inferior article made out of older and tougher leaves is called bancha.The Foundations of Japan|J.W. Robertson Scott
Yes,” said Captain Smithers, “we are in for it; but our friends have a tougher job than they imagined.Middy and Ensign|G. Manville Fenn
British Dictionary definitions for tough
Derived forms of toughtoughish, adjectivetoughly, adverb
Word Origin for tough
Idioms and Phrases with tough
In addition to the idioms beginning with tough
- tough break
- tough it out
- tough nut
- tough row to hoe
- tough sledding
- get tough
- gut (tough) it out
- hang tough
- hard (tough) act to follow
- hard (tough) nut to crack