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hard

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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He added: "I know they were going hard at me and they were certainly going very hard at Peter Siddle as well.
Players sometimes think they are going hard but are not going hard.
Going Hard is when a contract deposit is officially at risk
This isn't under-19 hockey, and you have got guys going hard at each other.
The club's strong M50 squad did well to gain a mid-table place, while the over -60s team found the going hard.
Even if they lose a couple of early wickets, they've still got the depth to keep going hard, where as a lot of other teams really only have two or three batsmen they can rely on," he said.
Outside my home in an average London suburban residential street two gangs of teenagers, about 20 in all, were going hard at it with fists and boots.