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1. Chem (of water) impairing the formation of a lather by soap
2. (of alcoholic drink) being a spirit rather than a wine, beer, etc.
3. (of a drug such as heroin, morphine, or cocaine) highly addictive
4. Physics (of radiation, such as gamma rays and X-rays) having high energy and the ability to penetrate solids
5. Physics (of a vacuum) almost complete
6. Chiefly US (of goods) durable
7. politically extreme
8. Brit a roadway across a foreshore

hard

[härd]
(materials)
Quality of a material that is compact, solid, and difficult to deform.
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Read its story and that of a Silicon Valley credit union that's going hard at the mobile channel to keep its members on board and happy, even though, according to a fourth story in this week's Focus Report, mobile use is still a small fraction of overall credit union consumer banking activity.
Atherstone's Paul Broadhurst shot 68 - four adrift of pace-setting former Ryder Cup star David Howell - but fellow Warwickshire favourite Steve Webster found the going hard and turned in a one-over-par 72.
Nigel Worthington's men had found the going hard on a rutted pitch in Tirana.
I would like to say if you have a good business, and you haven't got yourself into debt you can't manage, then NOW is the time you should be going hard.
So Chicago is stuck, trying to find a big man, and general manager John Paxson reportedly is going hard at obtaining Memphis' Pau Gasol.
Alliance stepped up in their bid for the property, including going hard upon execution of contract.