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British English: /ˈhɑːd(ə)n/
American English: /ˈhɑrdn/

Translation of harden in French:

transitive verb

intransitive verb

  • 1 [literal]
    (paint, glue, butter, wax, muscle, skin)
  • 2 [figurative]
    (face, voice)
    se faire dur, se durcir
    (opposition, resolve, attitude, stance)
    se durcir
    his eyes hardened
    son regard se durcit
    to harden into
    (suspicions, dislike, guidelines)
    se cristalliser en (certainty, hatred, strict rules)

reflexive verb

  • to harden oneself to
    s'endurcir à (pain, criticism)

Phrasal verbs

harden off

1 harden off
2 harden [something] off, harden off [something]
endurcir (plant)
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