hard


hard
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adj.
1 solid/stiff
VERBS
be, feel, look, seem

The chairs felt hard and uncomfortable.

become, go

Don't leave the cake uncovered or the icing will go hard.

stay
ADVERB
extremely, fairly, very, etc.
a little, slightly, etc.
PHRASES
rock hard

The toffee was rock hard.

2 difficult
VERBS
be, look, seem
become, get

Life got very hard.

make sth

If you tell the children the answers, it only makes it harder for them to do the work on their own.

find sth

I found the exam quite hard.

ADVERB
extremely, fairly, very, etc.
a little, slightly, etc.
Hard is used with these nouns: ↑bargaining, ↑bench, ↑biscuit, ↑blow, ↑bread, ↑cash, ↑cement, ↑chair, ↑cheese, ↑choice, ↑cider, ↑climb, ↑coal, ↑contact lens, ↑copy, ↑core, ↑court, ↑cover, ↑currency, ↑data, ↑day, ↑decision, ↑disk, ↑drinker, ↑drive, ↑drug, ↑earth, ↑effort, ↑evidence, ↑exercise, ↑face, ↑fact, ↑fight, ↑fighting, ↑floor, ↑foul, ↑freeze, ↑frost, ↑gaze, ↑graft, ↑ground, ↑hat, ↑heart, ↑jab, ↑job, ↑journey, ↑kick, ↑kiss, ↑knock, ↑labour, ↑landing, ↑lesson, ↑life, ↑line, ↑liquor, ↑look, ↑luck, ↑lump, ↑man, ↑margarine, ↑mattress, ↑mouth, ↑muscle, ↑news, ↑nipple, ↑palate, ↑part, ↑pavement, ↑penis, ↑punch, ↑push, ↑question, ↑race, ↑rain, ↑reality, ↑road, ↑rock, ↑sand, ↑science, ↑season, ↑shell, ↑shove, ↑skin, ↑slap, ↑smack, ↑snow, ↑stone, ↑struggle, ↑surface, ↑tackle, ↑task, ↑thigh, ↑thing, ↑think, ↑thinking, ↑time, ↑toil, ↑tone, ↑training, ↑truth, ↑tug, ↑water, ↑way, ↑wear, ↑week, ↑winter, ↑wood, ↑word, ↑work, ↑worker, ↑workout, ↑world, ↑year
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adv.
Hard is used with these verbs: ↑accelerate, ↑bang, ↑bargain, ↑battle, ↑bite, ↑blink, ↑blow, ↑brake, ↑breathe, ↑campaign, ↑clamp, ↑concentrate, ↑crack, ↑cry, ↑fight, ↑focus, ↑grip, ↑hit, ↑kick, ↑kiss, ↑laugh, ↑listen, ↑lobby, ↑pedal, ↑ponder, ↑practise, ↑pray, ↑press, ↑prune, ↑puff, ↑pull, ↑punch, ↑push, ↑rain, ↑ram, ↑ride, ↑rub, ↑shake, ↑shove, ↑slam, ↑slap, ↑smack, ↑snow, ↑squeeze, ↑stamp, ↑stare, ↑strain, ↑strike, ↑strive, ↑struggle, ↑study, ↑swallow, ↑tackle, ↑think, ↑thrust, ↑thud, ↑thump, ↑train, ↑try, ↑tug, ↑wish, ↑work

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