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noun 
  1. A person who obtains things by force; a thug or bully.
  2. Someone who exhibits courage and defience during a conflict. This is usually one of violence or potential violence.
They were doing fine until they encountered a bunch of toughs from the opposition.
adjective 
  1. strong and resilient; sturdy
The tent, made of canvas, held up to many abuses.
  1. (context, of food) difficult to cut or chew
To soften a cut of meat, the recipe suggested simmering it for hours.
  1. rugged or physically hardy
Only a species will survive in the desert.
  1. (context, of weather etc) harsh or severe
  2. rowdy or rough
A bunch of the boys from the wrong side of the tracks threatened him.
  1. (context, of questions etc) difficult or demanding
This is a crowd.
  1. (slang) too bad!
If you don't like it, !
  1. (material science) Undergoing plastic deformation before breaking. See also toughness.
Etymology: tÅh


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