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harden

US [ˈhɑrd(ə)n]
UK [ˈhɑː(r)d(ə)n]
  • v.硬化;(使声音、面孔等)更严肃;(使)更坚定;使变得无情
  • n.哈登
  • Web使变硬;板结;加硬
Simple Present:hardens  Present Participle:hardening  Past Tense:hardened  
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v.
1.
[i][t]
(使)变硬,硬化to become or make sth become firm, stiff or solid
The varnish takes a few hours to harden.
清漆需要几个小时才能干透。
a method for hardening and preserving wood
硬化和保存木料的方法
2.
[i][t]
(使声音、面孔等)更严肃,更严厉if your voice, face, etc.hardens , or youharden it, it becomes more serious or severe
Her face hardened into an expression of hatred.
她的脸沉下来,面带恨意。
He hardened his voice when he saw she wasn't listening.
看到她没在听他讲话,他声音严厉起来。
3.
[i][t]
(使)更坚定,更强硬if sb's feelings or attitudesharden or sb/sthhardens them, they become more fixed and determined
Public attitudes to the strike have hardened.
公众对这次罢工所持的态度已强硬起来。
Their suspicions hardened into certainty.
他们由怀疑变成肯定。
The incident hardened her resolve to leave the company.
这件事使她更加坚定了离开公司的决心。
4.
[t][usupass]
~ sb/sth/yourself
使变得无情;使不被打动to make sb less kind or less affected by extreme situations
Joe sounded different, hardened by the war.
乔让人觉得变了,因战争变得冷酷无情了。
They were hardened criminals(= they showed no regret for their crimes) .
他们都是死不悔改的罪犯。
In this job you have to harden your heart to pain and suffering.
做这项工作面对伤痛和折磨时你得保持沉着冷静。

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