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Adjective: strong-arm  'stróng,aa(r)m
  1. Impelled by physical force especially against resistance
    "strong-arm tactics";
    - forcible, physical
Verb: strong-arm  'stróng,aa(r)m
  1. Use force against
    "He was strong-armed by the policemen"
  2. Be bossy towards
    "Her big brother always strong-armed her when she was young";
    - bully, browbeat, bullyrag [N. Amer, informal], ballyrag [N. Amer, informal], boss around [informal], hector, push around [informal], boss, push about [informal]
  3. Use physical force against
    "They strong-armed me when I left the restaurant"

Derived forms: strong-arming, strong-arms, strong-armed

See also: forceful

Type of: beat, beat up, do by, handle, intimidate, treat, work over