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  1. forcible, physical, strong-armverb

    impelled by physical force especially against resistance

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

    Synonyms:
    forcible, physical

    Antonyms:
    forceless, unforceful

  2. strong-armverb

    handle roughly

    "He was strong-armed by the policemen"

    Synonyms:
    hector, bullyrag, ballyrag, browbeat, bully, push around, boss around

    Antonyms:
    forceless, unforceful

  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"

    Synonyms:
    hector, push around, boss around, bullyrag, bully, swagger, browbeat, ballyrag

    Antonyms:
    forceless, unforceful

  4. strong-armverb

    use physical force against

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

    Synonyms:
    hector, bullyrag, ballyrag, browbeat, bully, push around, boss around

    Antonyms:
    unforceful, forceless

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#18365hector
#20516bully
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#207297browbeat

How to use strong-arm in a sentence?

  1. Joseph Bonavolonta:

    The strong-arm tactics the FBI has seen in this case are egregious, and our investigation is far from over, today's arrests should send a message to those who think they can get away with manipulating the system that they better think twice.

  2. Ed Henry:

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

  3. 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.

  4. Chuck Grassley:

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

  5. Cathy Schultz:

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

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