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toughen up

(v + adv) INTRANSITIVEcruaigh verb  c m uéirigh níos cruachúisíhe'll have to toughen up a bit beidh air cruachan ábhairín → see toughen

toughen

1. verb make (sth) physically stronger2. verb make (sth) stricter3. verb make (sb) stronger 4. verb make (food) chewy 1 verb make (sth) physically stronger TRANSITIVEtreisigh verb  c m umolybdenum is used to toughen steel úsáidtear molaibdéineam chun cruach a threisiú 2 (also toughen up) verb make (sth) stricter TRANSITIVEdéan níos déinethey've toughened their approach tá siad tar éis cur chuige níos déine a ghabháil chucuthe bill toughened the drug laws rinne an bille na dlíthe maidir le drugaí níos déineit might toughen their resolve d'fhéadfadh sé iad a dhéanamh níos diongbháilte 3 (also toughen up) verb make (sb) stronger TRANSITIVEcruaigh verb  c m u 4 verb make (food) chewy TRANSITIVEdéan righinrighnigh verbit toughens the meat déanann sé an fheoil righin