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Related to strong-arm: strong-arm tactics
Using physical force or coercion: strong-arm tactics.
tr.v. strong-armed, strong-arm·ing, strong-arms
1. To use physical force or coercion against.
2. To rob by force.
(modifier) relating to or involving physical force or violence: strong-arm tactics.
(tr) to show violence towards
1. using, involving, or threatening the use of physical force or violence.v.t.
2. to use violent methods upon; assault.
3. to rob by force.
Past participle: strong-armed
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|Verb||1.||strong-arm - handle roughly; "He was strong-armed by the policemen"|
|2.||strong-arm - be bossy towards; "Her big brother always bullied her when she was young"|
intimidate - make timid or fearful; "Her boss intimidates her"
|3.||strong-arm - use physical force against; "They strong-armed me when I left the restaurant"|
|Adj.||1.||strong-arm - impelled by physical force especially against resistance; "forcible entry"; "a real cop would get physical"; "strong-arm tactics"|
forceful - 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"