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Meaning of hard-set

hard-set

Pronunciation: (härd'set'), [key]
— adj.
  1. firmly or rigidly set; fixed: a hard-set smile.
  2. in a difficult position: The troops were hard-set before their supplies came.
  3. determined; obstinate.
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