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

Translation of harden in Italian:

transitive verb

intransitive verb

  • 1
    (paint, glue)
    indurirsi, asciugarsi
    (butter, wax)
    solidificarsi
    (muscle)
    indurirsi, rassodarsi
    (skin)
    indurirsi, incallirsi
  • 2 [figurative]
    (face, voice)
    indurirsi, farsi duro
    (opposition, resolve)
    consolidarsi, rafforzarsi
    (attitude, stance)
    irrigidirsi
    his eyes hardened
    il suo sguardo si fece duro
    to harden into
    (suspicions, dislike, guidelines)
    tramutarsi in (certainty, hatred, strict rules)
  • 3 (Economics)
    (shares, market, economy)
    rafforzarsi
    (prices)
    consolidarsi

reflexive verb

  • to harden oneself to
    corazzarsi contro o diventare insensibile a (pain, criticism)

Phrasal verbs

harden off

1 (Agriculture) harden off
(plant)
indurirsi
2 harden [something] off, harden off [something]
indurire (plant)

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