tenacious

tenacious
adjective
1) (holding fast) hartnäckig haftend [Dornen, Samen]
2) (resolute) hartnäckig

be tenacious — sich hartnäckig halten

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te·na·cious
[tɪˈneɪʃəs, AM təˈ-]
adj
1. (gripping tightly) grip fest
the baby took my finger in its \tenacious little fist der Säugling nahm meinen Finger fest in seine kleine Faust
2. (persistent) person, legend, theory hartnäckig; person also beharrlich
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[tI'neɪʃəs]
adj
zäh, hartnäckig; character, person also beharrlich; memory unschlagbar

to be tenacious in doing sth — etw hartnäckig or eisern tun

the disease had a tenacious hold on ... — die Krankheit hielt ... in eisernem Griff

to be tenacious of sth (form) — zäh an etw (dat) festhalten

to have a tenacious hold on life — zäh am Leben hängen

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tenacious [tıˈneıʃəs] adj (adv tenaciously)
1. zäh, hartnäckig:
be tenacious of zäh festhalten an (dat);
tenacious of life zählebig;
tenacious of purpose zielstrebig;
tenacious ideas zählebige oder schwer auszurottende Ideen
2. verlässlich, gut (Gedächtnis)
3. zäh, klebrig
4. PHYS zäh, reiß-, zugfest
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adjective
1) (holding fast) hartnäckig haftend [Dornen, Samen]
2) (resolute) hartnäckig

be tenacious — sich hartnäckig halten

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adj.
hartnäckig adj.
klebrig adj.
zäh adj.

English-german dictionary. 2013.

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