1. tough; hard; severe; demanding; harshsometimes written 緊い
- Whew! This is a tough hill. But coming back sure will be a breeze.
2. determined; strong-minded; forceful; formidable; fierce
3. strong (e.g. sunlight, alcohol); severe; intense
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- Tom received a heavy blow on the head.
4. (too) tight; constricting; close
- The waist is a little small.
5. extreme; unusually strong
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