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harden / endurecer
 
harden   [ˈhɑ:dn]
A. -transitive verb
1. (=make hard)
[+substance]   endurecer
[+steel]   templar
[+skin]   curtir,   endurecer
2. (=make tough, harsh)   endurecer
·the experience had hardened her
·la experiencia la había endurecido
·to harden somebody [to] adversity
·acostumbrar a somebody, someone a hacerse fuerte ante la adversidad
a. to harden one'noun heart
·years of putting up with his violent outbursts had hardened her [heart]
·despuénoun de años de sufrir sus arranques de violencia se le había endurecido el corazónoun
·she hardened her heart and refused to have him back
·hizo de tripas corazónoun or se hizo fuerte y se negativeó a aceptarlo de nuevo
3. (=make determined)
·these experiences hardened her resolve
·estas experiencias la afianzaron en su propósito
·the workers' behaviour only served to harden the attitude of the managers
·el comportamiento de los obreros nounólo contribuyó a reforzar la actitud de la direcciónoun
4. (commerce)
(=stabilize)   estabilizar,   consolidar
B. -intransitive verb
1. (=become hard)
[clay, arteries, icing]   endurecerse
[cement]   fraguar
2. (=become harsh, severe)
[person, expression, eyes]   endurecerse
·his voice hardened
·el tono de su voz se endureció,   adoptó un tono masculineánoun áspero
·my heart hardened against her
·mi corazónoun se volvió contra ella
·what happened only caused him to harden in his determination to continue
·lo que sucedió nounólo le afianzó masculineánoun en su propósito de seguir
3. (commerce)
(=stabilize)
[prices, economy]   estabilizarse,   consolidarse
 
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