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toughen

US [ˈtʌf(ə)n]
UK ['tʌf(ə)n]
  • v.加强;坚固;使更坚强;使坚韧
  • Web锻炼人;变坚韧;增韧
Simple Present:toughens  Present Participle:toughening  Past Tense:toughened  
toughen
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v.
1.
[t][i]
~ (sth) (up)
(使)坚硬,坚固to become or make sth stronger, so that it is not easily cut, broken, etc.
toughened glass
钢化玻璃
2.
[t]
~ sth (up)
加强,强化(法律、规定等)to make sth such as laws or rules stricter
The government is considering toughening up the law on censorship.
政府正在考虑强化书报电影审查方面的法律。
3.
[t]
~ sb (up)
使更坚强;使坚韧to make sb stronger and more able to deal with difficult situations

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