Translation of harden in Spanish:


endurecer, v.

Pronunciation /ˈhɑrdn//ˈhɑːd(ə)n/

transitive verb

  • 1

    (make hard)
    (skin) endurecer
    (skin) curtir
    (glass/steel) templar
    • Since Wegener's day, scientists have mapped and explored the great system of oceanic ridges, the sites of frequent earthquakes, where molten rock rises from below the crust and hardens into new crust.
    • Heather has coped with a genetic disorder which thickens and hardens her bones and Tom gained his award for rescuing his toddler sister from drowning.
    • Thermoplastics, which soften when heated and harden when cooled, run the gamut from commodity to engineering plastics.
    • Tung oil will harden, not stay soft and oily as the typical oil finish you mention.
    • The outside would immediately harden, but the inside would remain soft.
    • These are essential for keeping fat and water dispersed evenly in an emulsion, and then binding the free water after freezing and hardening so ice crystal formation is negligible.
    • The Brazilian Rosewood oil penetrates wood, hardening and protecting individual fibers.
    • I have seen soft teeth harden after cod liver oil and lots of butter are added to the diet.
    • The MIT team made the tags by randomly mixing microscopic glass spheres into transparent epoxy and then hardening the glue into wafers about the size of Chiclets.
    • As the crystals form connections, the concrete stiffens, hardens, and gains strength.
    • They include any type of oil or fat that hardens when cold.
    • These oils harden when exposed to air and seal the wood.
    • Linseed oil putty is used because when it hardens, it contributes to the structure of the window.
    • If the weather warms up the pitch will harden and produce variable bounce,’ says Charles Downes.
    • The glue-on patches have been just as ineffective, with most failures coming when the glue hardens and cracks and the patch peels away.
    • But this extra water doesn't just sit there as the concrete hardens; it moves through the concrete to an exposed surface and evaporates.
    • Instead of being mixed with liquid, they are mixed with a rubbery material that stays rubbery and doesn't harden like glue.
    • This isn't as much of a concern in the winter months, when the ground freezes over and hardens.
    • Don't bother trying to resist Jim Garrahy's Fudge Kitchen, where the fudge is made in front of you, spread out on a huge marble slab and left to harden before being passed around for sampling.
    • If it hardens in the firing pin hole, we may have to use a Dremel tool and a pick to get it out.
  • 2

    (make tough, unfeeling)
    (person) endurecer
    to harden sb to sth acostumbrar a algn a algo
    • to harden one's heart
    • you must harden your heart and tell him to go tienes que hacerte fuerte y decirle que se vaya
    • As the scale of the deal struck with the PDs emerges, that resentment is hardening.
    • As far as the office itself is concerned, companies have to break away from their traditional reliance on the perimeter firewall and look to harden up defences from within.
    • The US has hardened into two virulently opposed ideological and cultural camps that are almost equal in numbers.
    • If the truth be told, Biskind doesn't sound all that hardened to it.
    • It defends faith by preventing it from being hardened into abstractions.
    • The problem is not that America has hardened into red states and blue ones.
    • The mood among the high command of the Israel Defence Forces and the soldiers battling on the streets hardened.
    • He wasn't terribly popular in our part of the constituency and rumours, some of which have hardened into allegations, abounded.
    • The lightness of the first film had hardened into a frantic, unpleasant quality - it's easily the worst of the series.
    • Once again, the Labour Court has intervened in a bid to resolve the issues, but the trades unions' attitude to flotation is hardening.
    • With the Lebanese government balking at an international investigation into the murder, tensions are rising and positions hardening.
    • No doubt plenty of people will harden in their support for the Democrats in the next election.
    • Drivers' expressions harden and freeze as ruts deepen, mud thickens and the suspicion dawns that 4WD may not after all be the complete antidote to the laws of gravity and friction, but still they press on.
    • Michael Howard has finally stopped wittering on about immigration after discovering that this is hardening up the Labour support.
    • Jeff Leighton, FBU Executive Council member for the Yorkshire region, said there was no doubt attitudes had continued to harden since the strike began.
    • War hardens hearts, eats the economy, and cramps political liberty.
    • The Tories seem to believe that they can harden up their core support through scapegoating.
    • Within the airline, attitudes appear to be hardening considerably.
    • His heart froze into muddy ice and his eyes hardened into a wide glance.
    • A surprised burst of laughter softened Adrienne's face before it hardened into familiar lines.
    • Pro-Agreement loyalists in north Belfast report that attitudes are hardening.
    • But I will say this: if this conflict should widen, or go on much longer than anticipated, I have little doubt that public support will only harden.
    • Over the years of life I had hardened my heart with hatred and mistrust.
    • The country has long since hardened into its own shape, and whether it holds together or breaks into pieces is largely up to the Iraqis who now have it in their hands.
    • He did this to harden up electoral support and build a core of activists committed not just to racism, but to fascism.
    • An instant later her eyes seemed to harden and become as hard and cold as the rock whose color they took.
    • My heart should not be hardening against him but it has and yet it feels like porcelain and as if it is starting to crack.
    • Its pure white heart of snow often is hardened into grey and traitorous sleet.
    • His eyes hardened into bright emeralds and… I could be imagining it, but they had a somewhat reproachful gleam.
    • Softly the wind blew his wispy hair, and his cheeks hardened, the shadows falling down as the sun set farther into the sky.
    • He looks as if he wants to speak, but then his eyes harden as she remains impassive.
    • A glut of sob stories, short memories and disenchantment over aid funds will create a backlash that hardens people's hearts toward tragedy.
    • And those opinions hardened into a kind of religious conviction beyond change when Hoddle left England in 1987.
    • You could feel the concern across the house about what action will be taken and the effect that it may have - but you could also sense that people were bracing themselves and hardening their hearts for tough decisions and a very long haul.
    • They'll trumpet their exemplar's views when he says too much gothic severity hardens the heart, but probably don't care to publicise such statements as this.
    • The generalised irreverence of his earlier films has hardened into a focused attack on the equal absurdities of war and the British class system.
    • They see that his supporters are hardening in their views but not increasing their numbers.
    • They had been rejected, first, by the father of the child and then by a number of people who, after giving them shelter, eventually hardened their hearts and turned them out.
    • The opening line was, ‘Immigration, it seems, hardens hearts and softens brains like few other issues’.
    • The spectacle has now hardened into tradition.
  • 3

    (confirm, stiffen)
    (attitude/resolve) afianzar
    recent events have hardened political divisions los últimos acontecimientos han hecho más pronunciadas las divisiones políticas

intransitive verb

  • 1

    (become hard, set)
    (concrete/glue) endurecerse
  • 2

    (become tough, unfeeling)
    (heart/person) endurecerse
    (heart/person) insensibilizarse
  • 3

    (become rigid, cold)
    (expression) endurecerse
  • 4

    (become inflexible, fixed)
    (attitude) volverse inflexible
    he hardened in his resolve to ... se afianzó en su decisión de ...
  • 5

    (increase in value)
    (prices/shares) subir
  • 6

    (market/prices) consolidarse