Translation of harden in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ˈhɑːrdn; ˈhɑːdn/


  • 1.1 (make hard) endurecer* ; [skin] endurecer* , curtir ; [steel/glass] templar 1.2 (make tough, unfeeling) [person] endurecer* to harden sb to sth acostumbrar a algn a algo to harden one's heart you must harden your heart and tell him to go tienes que hacerte fuerte y decirle que se vaya 1.3 (confirm, stiffen) [resolve/attitude] afianzar* recent events have hardened political divisions los últimos acontecimientos han hecho más pronunciadas las divisiones políticas


Phrasal verbs

harden off

v + o + adv, v + adv + o
[Hort] aclimatar

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