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Meaning of strong-arm

strong-arm

Pronunciation: (strông'ärm", strong'-), [key]
— adj.
  1. using, involving, or threatening the use of physical force or violence to gain an objective: strong-arm methods.
—v.t.
  1. to use violent methods upon; assault.
  2. to rob by force.
  3. to coerce by threats or intimidation; bully: They strong-armed me into voting for the plan.
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