heavily burdened or oppressed, as by overwork or financial difficulties; harried; put-upon.
in difficulties: the swimmer was hard-pressed
subject to severe competition
subject to severe attack
- Hard rays
hard rays pl.n. Radiation of short wavelength and great penetrability.
[hahrd-poo t] /ˈhɑrdˈpʊt/ adjective 1. (def 57).
- Hard-road freak
noun phrase A drifting young person who has rejected conventional society and has typically been arrested for vagrancy, drug use, etc; hippie (1960s+)
[hahrd-rok] /ˈhɑrdˌrɒk/ adjective 1. (loosely) of or relating to igneous or metamorphic rocks, as in mining (hard-rock mining) and geology (hard-rock geology) /ˈhɑːdˌrɒk/ adjective 1. (of mining) concerned with extracting minerals other than coal, usually from solid rock noun 2. (slang) a tough uncompromising man adjective Severe; dour and pugnacious; tough: the old hard-rock guy […]