Definition of Hard put

1. Adjective. Facing or experiencing financial trouble or difficulty. "Found themselves in a bad way financially"

Exact synonyms: Distressed, Hard-pressed, In A Bad Way
Similar to: Troubled

Definition of Hard put

1. Adjective. To be in a situation that is difficult to resolve. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hard Put

hard money
hard mutation
hard news
hard nut to crack
hard nuts to crack
hard of hearing
hard of thinking
hard pad disease
hard pad virus
hard palate
hard palates
hard papilloma
hard paraffin
hard pill to swallow
hard pulse
hard put (current term)
hard rays
hard redirect
hard right
hard rock
hard roe
hard roll
hard rubber
hard rush
hard sauce
hard science
hard sciences
hard sell
hard shoulder
hard shoulders

Literary usage of Hard put

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Herodotus: A New and Literal Version from the Text of Baehr, with a by Herodotus, Henry Cary, Johann Christian Felix Bähr (1852)
"They, however, though hard put to it, executed the order imposed on them. 121. At Acanthus Xerxes dismissed the ships from his presence to proceed on their ..."

2. Diary, of Thomas Burton, Esq. Member in the Parliaments of Oliver and by Thomas Burton, Goddard, Guibon (1828)
"I have heard very wise men say, that they think themselves so hard put This Treaty was soon followed by " A Secret Article, or Declaration of the States of ..."

3. Records and Files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex County, Massachusetts by Massachusetts County Court (Essex County), George Francis Dow (1921)
"John Atkinson of Newbury, being the reputed father of Sarah Stickney's last child, complained that he is hard put to it to pay all charges, ..."

4. The Lives of the Right Hon. Francis North, Baron Guilford, Lord Keeper of by Roger North (1826)
"... lordship's court enemies, the The Earl of Sunderland in particular, were hard put rhinoceros. lie of the to it to find, or invent, something to report, ..."

5. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
".THAN. hard put Follett 1966 calls hard put an unidiomatic clipped form of hard put to it; Bernstein 1965 accepts either form. ..."

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