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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.
She pressed her face hard against the glass.
You need to push harder.
I didn't mean to hit him so hard.
I had to think hard before coming up with the right answer.
Small firms in particular were hard hit by the recession.
This disaster comes hard on the heels of last week's train crash.
I think the Conservatives will be hard put to gain support.
He took it very hard when his wife died last year.
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a Korean dish made from fermented cabbage or other vegetables, garlic and spices
a period of time spent asking people for their opinions or support
a compulsive desire for something; an addiction to something
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Definition of hard from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.