hard

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈhɑːrd/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/hɑrd/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(härd)


Inflections of 'hard' (advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."):
harder
adv comparative
hardest
adv superlative
Inflections of 'hard' (adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."):
harder
adj comparative
hardest
adj superlative
WordReference English Collocations © 2020

hard

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
adj
  1. a hard [rock, substance, metal, surface]
  2. a hard [drive, disk, copy]
  3. hard [muscles, hands, skin]
  4. a hard [man, personality, boss]
  5. a hard [exam, challenge, question, task, test, match]
  6. had a hard [day, month, year, winter]
  7. are [experiencing, going through] hard times
  8. this is [really, extremely] hard work!
  9. hard [labor, jobs, tasks]
  10. [he, the company, the stock] took a hard [blow, fall]
  11. hard [cash, currency]
  12. [take, get addicted to, overdose on] hard drugs
  13. hard rock [bands, albums, music]
  14. no hard feelings!
  15. UK: hard luck!
  16. UK, slang: hard cheese!
  17. drives a hard bargain
  18. take a hard line on [drugs, alcohol, protests]
  19. [it is time, we need] to take a cold hard look at
  20. [stuck, caught] between a rock and a hard place
  21. was [really, very, quite] hard for me
  22. slang: is [serving, doing] hard time [in, for]
  23. hard to [believe, find, get, finish, get]
  24. it's hard to say [when, where, why, how]
  25. is a hard habit to [break, kick]
  26. is a hard [lesson, thing] to [learn, understand, grasp]
  27. [he, my husband, their mother] is hard to please
  28. are too hard on him
  29. (as) hard as [steel, nails]
  30. dated: is hard of hearing
  31. sexually explicit: makes me hard
  32. sexually explicit: [he, his dick] was hard
adv
  1. bolted hard to the [surface, unit, machine]
  2. the [news, discovery] hit her hard
  3. hit him hard with a [bat, ball]
  4. took [it, the news] (really) hard
  5. is [working, studying] hard
  6. [look, think] hard about [the issue, what to do]
  7. come down hard on them (for)
n
  1. sexually explicit: he [got, had] a hard
  2. sexually explicit: he [got] a hard-on
additional examples
  1. sexually explicit: he [got, had] a hard
  2. a hard [rock, substance, metal, surface]
  3. sexually explicit: he [got] a hard-on
  4. a hard [drive, disk, copy]
  5. hard [muscles, hands, skin]
  6. a hard [man, personality, boss]
  7. a hard [exam, challenge, question, task, test, match]
  8. had a hard [day, month, year, winter]
  9. are [experiencing, going through] hard times
  10. this is [really, extremely] hard work!
  11. hard [labor, jobs, tasks]
  12. [he, the company, the stock] took a hard [blow, fall]
  13. hard [cash, currency]
  14. [take, get addicted to, overdose on] hard drugs
  15. hard rock [bands, albums, music]
  16. no hard feelings!
  17. UK: hard luck!
  18. UK, slang: hard cheese!
  19. drives a hard bargain
  20. take a hard line on [drugs, alcohol, protests]
  21. [it is time, we need] to take a cold hard look at
  22. [stuck, caught] between a rock and a hard place
  23. was [really, very, quite] hard for me
  24. slang: is [serving, doing] hard time [in, for]
  25. hard to [believe, find, get, finish, get]
  26. it's hard to say [when, where, why, how]
  27. is a hard habit to [break, kick]
  28. is a hard [lesson, thing] to [learn, understand, grasp]
  29. [he, my husband, their mother] is hard to please
  30. are too hard on him
  31. (as) hard as [steel, nails]
  32. dated: is hard of hearing
  33. sexually explicit: makes me hard
  34. sexually explicit: [he, his dick] was hard
  35. hard-pressed for [cash, money, time a win, some help]
  36. would be hard-pressed to [find, say, tell]
  37. hard up for [money, cash, clues]
  38. I'm a bit hard up [at the moment, right now]
  39. bolted hard to the [surface, unit, machine]
  40. the [news, discovery] hit her hard
  41. hit him hard with a [bat, ball]
  42. took [it, the news] (really) hard
  43. is [working, studying] hard
  44. [look, think] hard about [the issue, what to do]
  45. come down hard on them (for)
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