English to Xhosa Meaning :: tough

Tough :
- ezinzimatoughedtoughennzinyanangonzima

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Noun(1) someone who learned to fight in the streets rather than being formally trained in the sport of boxing(2) an aggressive and violent young criminal(3) a cruel and brutal fellow
Adjective(1) not given to gentleness or sentimentality(2) very difficult; severely testing stamina or resolution(3) physically toughened(4) substantially made or constructed(5) violent and lawless(6) feeling physical discomfort or pain (`tough' is occasionally used colloquially for `bad'(7) resistant to cutting or chewing(8) unfortunate or hard to bear(9) making great mental demands; hard to comprehend or solve or believe

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(1) I've been grazing among the blogs and chewing that question like a tough mouthful of cud.(2) Duck legs have fairly tough meat - the legs are worked hard during their lifespan, making the flesh taut and muscly.(3) ÔÇÿThey are a good side and it will be a tough match,ÔÇÖ he had offered dutifully beforehand, and he wasn't wrong.(4) But it was big job, a very tough assignment that required major cultural changes.(5) One of the worst, as any politician will attest, is that it is very tough on families.(6) The Government was positioning itself nicely to run a campaign based on its tough approach to dealing with asylum seekers.(7) This appraisal is as tough , uncompromising and brutally simplistic as many of Brogden's law-and-order policies.(8) The Aldgate train was the standard London model, built of a tough steel frame upon which aluminium bodywork is bolted firmly down.(9) Clarence Moore fills various roles, from perimeter shooter to tough defender to solid rebounder.(10) He said it is very tough on Irish students who need up to 570 points to get medicine and may miss out by just 15 or 20 points.(11) If you have ever polished some hard, tough material like metal or marble you know how much energy it takes.(12) He said it was tough on students for whom it was the last day of their exams.(13) In any case, with Beeching reluctant to play the game and with Marples determined to be tough , it was difficult to predict which lines would be spared in advance.(14) Most of them are sipping coffee, or reading newspapers, or chewing morosely on tough bread.(15) In early 1943 two American professors discovered that a very tough material could be produced by adding a small amount of wood pulp to water before freezing.(16) He's a tough old bastard, and he's pulled through things like this before.
Related Words
(1) tough guy ::
guy onzima
(2) tough luck ::
luck onzima
(3) get tough ::
ziba nzima
(4) tough love ::
uthando onzima
(5) be tough ::
kube nzima
(6) very tough ::
onzima kakhulu
(7) tough as nails ::
ezinzima nezikhonkwane
(8) tough cookie ::
cookie onzima
(9) it's tough ::
(10) too tough ::
nzima kakhulu
1. durable ::
3. robust ::
4. strict ::
5. arduous ::
6. difficult ::
7. rugged ::
8. bad ::
9. sturdy ::
10. baffling ::
12. hard ::
13. ruffian ::
14. rowdy ::
15. punk ::
16. street fighter ::
1. tender ::
Different Forms
tough, toughed, toughen, toughened, toughening, toughens, tougher, toughest, toughing, toughly, toughness, toughs
Word Example from TV Shows

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Tough old beast.

Tough old beast.

Game of Thrones Season 1, Episode 1

<i>One night in Bangkok
And the tough guys tumble</i>

One night in Bangkok And the TOUGH guys tumble

The Big Bang Theory Season 3, Episode 14

Scavenger hunts at Harvard
were really tough.

Scavenger hunts at Harvard were really TOUGH.

The Big Bang Theory Season 7, Episode 3

We do breed them tough in the North.

We do breed them TOUGH in the North.

Game of Thrones Season 5, Episode 7

is tough to beat.

is TOUGH to beat.

The Big Bang Theory Season 7, Episode 23

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