Definition of hard-fought adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌhɑːd ˈfɔːt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌhɑːrd ˈfɔːt//
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that involves fighting very hard a hard-fought battle/win/victoryExtra examples He resigned last year after a hard-fought battle over the future of the company. It was a hard-fought game. It was a lively and hard-fought match. School football matches were desperately hard-fought.
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