harden up


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harden up

vb
(Nautical Terms) (intr) nautical to tighten the sheets of a sailing vessel so as to prevent luffing
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Translations

w>harden up

vi (concrete, glue etc)hart werden
vt sep (= make hard)härten, hart machen; (fig: = toughen) → abhärten
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