a. 1. tough, fearless. Tigas nà siya, dì madág hulgà, He’s tough and cannot be threatened; 2. exceptionally good in something Tigas kaáyu nà siya mubaskitbul, He’s very good in playing basketball; v. 1. become tough or a toughie. Matigas ba ang baklà? Can a sissy become a tough guy? 2. be exceptionally good in something Ang kaáyu níyang mulantúgì mauy nakatigas (nakapatigas) níyang abugádu, His skill in debate made him a very good lawyer. paka- v. act like a tough, treat like a tough. Ang tigas magpakatigas, A toughie will act like one. patigastígas v. pretend to be tough. Nagpatigastígas uruy ang báyut, There goes the sissy pretending to be tough.