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

be tenacious — sich hartnäckig halten

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[tɪˈneɪʃəs, AM təˈ-]
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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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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1) (holding fast) hartnäckig haftend [Dornen, Samen]
2) (resolute) hartnäckig

be tenacious — sich hartnäckig halten

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hartnäckig adj.
klebrig adj.
zäh adj.

English-german dictionary. 2013.

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