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  1. tough: Oxford Dictionaries [home, info]
  2. tough: American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
  3. tough: Collins English Dictionary [home, info]
  4. tough: Vocabulary.com [home, info]
  5. tough, tough, tough, tough, tough: Macmillan Dictionary [home, info]
  6. tough: Merriam-Webster's Online Dictionary, 11th Edition [home, info]
  7. tough: Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary [home, info]
  8. Tough: Wiktionary [home, info]
  9. tough: Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th Ed. [home, info]
  10. tough: The Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus [home, info]
  11. tough: Infoplease Dictionary [home, info]
  12. tough: Dictionary.com [home, info]
  13. tough: Online Etymology Dictionary [home, info]
  14. tough: UltraLingua English Dictionary [home, info]
  15. tough: Cambridge Dictionary of American English [home, info]
  16. tough: Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms [home, info]
  17. The Tough, Tough (album), Tough (disambiguation), Tough (film), Tough (manga), Tough (song), Tough, Tough: Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia [home, info]
  18. Tough: Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
  19. tough: Webster's Revised Unabridged, 1913 Edition [home, info]
  20. tough: Rhymezone [home, info]
  21. tough: AllWords.com Multi-Lingual Dictionary [home, info]
  22. tough: Webster's 1828 Dictionary [home, info]
  23. Tough: E Cobham Brewer, The Reader's Handbook [home, info]
  24. tough: All About Homonyms [home, info]
  25. tough: Free Dictionary [home, info]
  26. tough: ESL Idiom Page [home, info]
  27. tough: Mnemonic Dictionary [home, info]
  28. tough: WordNet 1.7 Vocabulary Helper [home, info]
  29. tough: LookWAYup Translating Dictionary/Thesaurus [home, info]
  30. tough: Dictionary/thesaurus [home, info]

Art dictionaries Art (1 matching dictionary)
  1. Tough: Epicurus.com Wine Glossary [home, info]

Business dictionaries Business (1 matching dictionary)
  1. tough: Legal dictionary [home, info]

Computing dictionaries Computing (1 matching dictionary)
  1. tough: Encyclopedia [home, info]

Miscellaneous dictionaries Miscellaneous (2 matching dictionaries)
  1. TOUGH: Acronym Finder [home, info]
  2. tough: Idioms [home, info]

Slang dictionaries Slang (3 matching dictionaries)
  1. tough: English slang and colloquialisms used in the United Kingdom [home, info]
  2. tough: The Folk File [home, info]
  3. tough: Urban Dictionary [home, info]

Tech dictionaries Tech (1 matching dictionary)
  1. Tough: Wine Taster's Glossary [home, info]

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Quick definitions from WordNet (tough)

noun:  a cruel and brutal fellow
noun:  someone who learned to fight in the streets rather than being formally trained in the sport of boxing
noun:  an aggressive and violent young criminal
adjective:  tough to cut or chew
adjective:  physically toughened ("The tough bottoms of his feet")
adjective:  not given to gentleness or sentimentality ("A tough character")
adjective:  violent and lawless ("Tough street gangs")
adjective:  feeling physical discomfort or pain (`tough' is occasionally used colloquially for `bad') ("He was feeling tough after a restless night")
adjective:  substantially made or constructed ("A tough all-weather fabric")
adjective:  very difficult; severely testing stamina or resolution ("The competition was tough")
adjective:  unfortunate or hard to bear ("A tough break")

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