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Synonyms for strong-arm

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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"

    forcible, physical

    forceless, unforceful

  2. strong-armverb

    handle roughly

    "He was strong-armed by the policemen"

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

    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"

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

    forceless, unforceful

  4. strong-armverb

    use physical force against

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

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

    unforceful, forceless

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  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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