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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 video advertisement that appears immediately before an online video
to use someone or something for your own purposes, often in a way that causes harm or difficulties
a rave … that takes place early in the morning and where there is no alcohol or drugs …
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Definition of hard from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.