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harden

1 verb material, substance
INTRANSITIVEcruaigh verb  c m uéirigh crua PhrVwait until the icing hardens fan go gcruafaidh an reoán, fan go n-éireoidh an reoán cruathe mud hardens into rock déantar carraig den lábán nuair a chruann sé
TRANSITIVEcruaigh verb  c m udéan crua PhrVit hardens the nail varnish cruann sé an vearnais ingne
2 verb attitude, position, etc
INTRANSITIVEtheir attitude hardened d'éirigh siad níos daingne ina ndearcadh, chuir siad cos i dtaca
TRANSITIVEhe's hardening his approach tá sé ag éirí níos doichte ina chur chuige
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3 verb person TRANSITIVEcruaigh verb  c m udéan crua PhrVlife had hardened me bhí mé cruaite ag an saol, bhí cruas curtha ag an saol ionamto harden sb to criticism duine a chruachan in aghaidh cáinte 4 verb expression, voice, etc INTRANSITIVEher expression hardened d'fhuaraigh a dreachhis voice hardened tháinig faobhar ar a ghlór
phrases

to harden sb's heart

croí duine a chruachanit hardened her heart against them dhún sé a croí orthu, chruaigh sé a croí ina n-éadan