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hard

1. slang Containing alcohol. They sell a brand of hard lemonade here that is very popular with younger adults.
2. slang Of or pertaining to distilled liquor (as opposed to beer, wine, cider, etc.). I've got some beers, if you want one. Or would you prefer something harder? I've learned not to drink the hard stuff on a night out. I always regret it the next morning.
3. slang Of drugs, extremely dangerous and addictive. I only smoke weed. I never touch the hard stuff. He was hooked on hard drugs by the time he left high school.
4. slang Tough and unfeeling. Ten years in prison would make any person hard. You've gotta be hard to make it in this town.
5. vulgar slang Of a penis, erect.
6. vulgar slang Of a male, having an erect penis.
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hard

1. mod. fermented, as with cider. (see also hard liquor.) This juice got hard. What shall I do with it?
2. mod. having to do with an addictive drug. (Compare this with soft.) Hard drugs are easier to get than ever before.
3. mod. tough. (Akin to hardhearted; hard as nails.) Only the hard guys get through basic training.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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It is hard to think of her, it is hard to speak of her, by her husband's name.
I had remained with them at the cottage--I had tried hard not to embitter the happiness of my return to THEM as it was embittered to ME.
On one side of it, on the side nearest to me, the newly-cut inscription met my eyes--the hard, clear, cruel black letters which told the story of her life and death.
While the outcome cannot yet be known, failure to avert an economic "hard landing" this round would have widespread ramifications not only within China but also beyond its borders, as China's economic linkages with the rest of the world have multiplied and deepened since the last "near hard landing" episode in the 1990s.
There is widespread concern that China could have a hard landing because its investment share of GDP has risen to levels as high as 48 percent.
We believe China will not be able to achieve any kind of landing (neither soft nor hard) in the next year or two for three reasons: the absence of swift policy responses to rising economic problems; the heightening investment incentive ahead of major political events; and the inconvertibility of the capital account lengthens the duration of the bubble.
For all its merits, The Worst Hard Time has its shortcomings, some of them substantial.
Put simply, life has never been easy here, so to set one era above the others as "the worst hard time" is as troublesome as elevating the soldiers of one particular war to the status of "the greatest generation."
The hard, sad truth about this affair is likely to be how commonplace it turns out to be in kind, if not degree.
Out went the time-honored practices of hardheaded accountants, the hard stares of stock analysts, and the hard-line approach of regulators toward corporate disclosure.
As hard TPOs make inroads in auto interiors, they may open up opportunities for all-TPO hard-soft combinations, according to Andre Ferland, OEM marketing manager of Solvay Engineered Products.
BFG has also been developing co-molding applications combining soft Estane and hard Estaloc glass-filled TPU.