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adverb hard pronunciation in British English /hɑː(r)d/
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  1. 1
    using a lot of effort
    The Chinese team have worked very hard to get this far in the competition.
    Our people fought hard to gain independence.
    I was trying very hard to remember her name.
    1. a.
      using a lot of force
      She pressed her face hard against the glass.
      You need to push harder.
      I didn’t mean to hit him so hard.
    2. b.
      if you look, listen, or think hard, you do it carefully with your full attention
      I had to think hard before coming up with the right answer.



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