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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of toughen.

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  • adj. made hard or flexible or resilient especially by heat treatment
  • adj. physically toughened

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Examples

  • Soldiers spin toughened to doing quick as good as ruthlessly what contingency be finished to save themselves.

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  • This may sound attractive for anyone who's seen their credit card terms toughened in the past year.

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  • Alternately, the Democratic leadership could add in key Democratic priorities, such as toughened financial regulations, bankruptcy law reforms helping homeowners prevent foreclosure, direct government aid to mortgagees, a tax on the financial industry to pay for the bailout, and the job-creating $60 billion economic stimulus/infrastructure spending package the House passed a few days ago.

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  • "extract equity" from the rising value of the house and in this way meet the higher repayments when the repayment terms toughened in a year or two.

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  • The last week she said she had got "toughened," and did not shiver.

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  • Said Matt: "" Coming from a big family really kind of toughened me up.

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  • As a high-school student in downtown New York in the 1980s, she twice witnessed street violence and says the experience "toughened" her.

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  • Alternately, the Democratic leadership could add in key Democratic priorities, such as toughened financial regulations, bankruptcy law reforms helping homeowners prevent foreclosure, direct government aid to mortgagees, a tax on the financial industry to pay for the bailout, and the job-creating $60 billion economic stimulus / infrastructure spending package the House passed a few days ago.

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  • The black leather footwear toughened up her white string bikini, which she wore with a sweater tied around her waist.

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  • Vatican officials and church leaders elsewhere have apologized repeatedly, clarified or toughened church policies on ousting abusers and, in the U.S. alone, paid out nearly $3 billion in settlements to victims and removed hundreds of priests.

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