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hard-boiled

Pronunciation: /ˈhɑːrdˈbɔɪld; ˌhɑːdˈbɔɪld/

Translation of hard-boiled in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1 [egg] duro
    Example sentences
    • David's plan informed me that I was allowed to snack on two celery sticks, half a red pepper, plus some chopped hard-boiled egg white - whereupon I told David to stuff it, and ate a bowl of Frosties and three marshmallows.
    • Plus, I switch the protein shakes with hard-boiled egg whites.
    • I'll often get a salad, and then put hard-boiled egg whites and turkey on it, maybe some fish, and grab some fruit for dessert.
  • 2 (unsentimental) endurecido
    Example sentences
    • Even hard-boiled sceptics will be stupefied at what is on sale there in place of the current literature: Neatly arranged and priced, as if they were the major works on the Nazi era, are the administrative reports of the memorial.
    • The unorthodox approach of child protection lecturer Dr Sue Hamilton caused a flutter of discomfort among the hard-boiled audience, but at the seminar on youth development it was to be politics, not sex, which aroused the football men.
    • His disarming professorial habit of asking hard-boiled members of the press to repeat his words of wisdom after him (which he himself has repeated anyhow) somehow never seems offensive.

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