tough out

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1. Physically toughened so as to have great endurance:
2. Capable of exerting considerable effort or of withstanding considerable stress or hardship:
3. Requiring great or extreme bodily, mental, or spiritual strength:
4. Not easy to do, achieve, or master:
5. Marked by vigorous physical exertion:
6. Rigorous and unsparing in treating others:
7. Indicating or possessing determination, resolution, or persistence:
1. A rough, violent person who engages in destructive actions:
Informal: toughie.
Slang: hood, punk.
2. A person who treats others violently and roughly, especially for hire:
Informal: hooligan.
Slang: goon, gorilla, hood.
phrasal verb
tough out
Slang. To carry on through despite hardships:
Slang: sweat out.

w>tough out

vt always separate to tough it outhartnäckig auf seine Standpunkt beharren
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