adj.强硬的, 棘手的, 艰苦的, 严厉的
A lot of people would have resigned in the face of such accusations, but he stayed and toughed it out.
The company faces tough competition.
We won the contract but only through a lot of tough negotiating.
副词: toughly | 形容词比较级: tougher | 形容词最高级: toughest | 名词: toughness |
1. 坚韧的, 牢固的, 折不断的
This material is as tough as leather.
2. (肉等)老的, 咬不动的
The steak was so tough I couldn't eat it.
3. 强壮的, 结实的
Donkeys are tough little animals and can carry big loads.
4. 顽固的, 固执的
He is a tough nut.
5. 不屈不挠的, 刚强的
He is a very tough man.
6. 粗鲁的; 不守秩序的, 无法无天的
He lives in a tough neighborhood.
7. 【口】不幸的, 倒霉的[(+on)]
A spell of tough luck discouraged us.
8. 棘手的, 费劲的
That was tough work.
9. 强硬的; 严格的; 冷酷的[(+with/on)]
The law is tough on offenders.
【美】粗暴的人; 暴徒, 恶棍[C]
A gang of toughs attacked the police.