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Definition 1: use physical force against - [verb of contact]

Samples where strong-arm or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • They strong-armed me when I left the restaurant

(strong-arm is a kind of ...) give a beating to; subject to a beating, either as a punishment or as an act of aggression

"Thugs beat him up when he walked down the street late at night" "The teacher used to beat the students"

Definition 2: be bossy towards - [verb of emotion]

Samples where strong-arm or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Her big brother always bullied her when she was young

Synonyms for strong-arm in the sense of this definition

(strong-arm is a kind of ...) make timid or fearful

"Her boss intimidates her"

(... is a kind of strong-arm ) rule or exercise power over (somebody) in a cruel and autocratic manner

"her husband and mother-in-law tyrannize her"

Samples where strong-arm or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He was strong-armed by the policemen

(strong-arm is a kind of ...) interact in a certain way

"Do right by her" "Treat him with caution, please" "Handle the press reporters gently"

Definition 4: impelled by physical force especially against resistance - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where strong-arm or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • forcible entry
  • a real cop would get physical
  • strong-arm tactics

Synonyms for strong-arm in the sense of this definition

(strong-arm is similar to ...) characterized by or full of force or strength (often but not necessarily physical)

"a forceful speaker" "a forceful personality" "forceful measures" "a forceful plan for peace"

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