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  1. hard-boiled

    • IPA[ˈhärd ˈˌboild]

    美式

    • adj.
      (of an egg) boiled until the white and the yolk are solid.;(of a person) tough and cynical
    • 釋義

    形容詞

    • 1. (of an egg) boiled until the white and the yolk are solid.
    • 2. (of a person) tough and cynical a hard-boiled Hollywood producer
    • denoting a tough, realistic style of detective fiction set in a world permeated by corruption and deceit a hard-boiled thriller