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English

Etymology

hard + -en

Verb

Infinitive
to harden

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to harden (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (intransitive) To become hard.
  2. (transitive) To make something hard(er).
  3. (idiomatic) To become or make a thing resistant or less sensitive.
    When thou goest to return into Egypt, see that thou do all those wonders before Pharaoh, which I have put in thine hand: but I will harden his heart, that he shall not let the people go.KJV, Exodus 4:21

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Dutch

Noun

plural of harde

Verb

Infinitive: harden
Present tense Past tense
ik hard wij harden singular hardde
jij/u hardt jullie harden plural harddden
hij/zij hardt zij harden
Present participle Imperative Auxiliary Past participle
hardend hard hebben gehard
  1. (transitive) to render hard(er), more resistent etc.; to temper metal; to steel nerves
    De geharde veteranen verbeten de pijn zonder jammeren
    The hardened veterans bit the pain without wining
  2. (transitive) to endure, bear, stand, tolerate
    De pijn leek na één zweepslag al niet te harden, toch moest zijn achterste er nog vijf harden
    The pain seemed unbearable already after one whip lash, yet his butt had to endure five more

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