Won, achieved, or contested with vigorous effort: after a hard-fought match, the game ended in a scoreless draw a hard-fought year-long legal battle ensued
More example sentences
- It was a hard-fought, day-long battle with heavy losses on both sides.
- We acknowledge the need to pursue the still unrealized vision for racial justice, while gratefully recognizing hard-fought victories.
- The question whether grandparents should be able to insist on visitation over the objections of their children has been hard-fought on both sides.
Definition of hard-fought in:
- The US English dictionary