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Princeton's WordNet

  1. forcible, physical, strong-armverb

    impelled by physical force especially against resistance

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

  2. strong-armverb

    handle roughly

    "He was strong-armed by the policemen"

  3. strong-arm, bully, browbeat, bullyrag, ballyrag, boss around, hector, push aroundverb

    be bossy towards

    "Her big brother always bullied her when she was young"

  4. strong-armverb

    use physical force against

    "They strong-armed me when I left the restaurant"

Wiktionary

  1. strong-armverb

    To bully; to intimidate.

  2. strong-armverb

    To coerce, to muscle.

  3. strong-armadjective

    Bullying; extortionate.

  4. strong-armadjective

    Coercive, employing force.

  5. Etymology: strong + arm

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  1. strong-arm

    Strong-arm refers to using force, threats, or intimidation to make someone do something they don't want to or wouldn't normally do. It could also refer to a physical act of brute strength or power. This term can be used both as a verb (strong-arm tactics) and an adjective (a strong-arm approach).

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of strong-arm in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of strong-arm in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of strong-arm in a Sentence

  1. Ed Henry:

    He was using his office to basically blackmail and strong-arm individuals into not disclosing any of his extramarital affairs.

  2. Cathy Schultz:

    It's a strong-arm tactic...almost like political extortion.

  3. Chuck Grassley:

    I am no stranger to political pressure and to strong-arm tactics.

  4. Melissa Klein:

    This is intimidation and bullying - that’s exactly what it is, They are trying to strong-arm me into handing over $135,000 to the two girls and if I win on appeal - they will never pay me back.

  5. Kevin McCarthy:

    Adam Schiff, Benny Thompson, and Nancy Pelosi’s attempts to strong-arm private companies to turn over individuals’ private data would put every American with a phone or computer in the crosshairs of a surveillance state run by Democrat politicians, if they pursue this path, a Republican majority will not forget and will be ready to hold them fully accountable under the law.

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