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strong-arm (adj.)

"using physical force," 1897, from noun phrase (c. 1600), from strong (adj.) + arm (n.). As a verb from 1903. Related: Strong-armed; strong-arming.

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Definitions of strong-arm
1
strong-arm (v.)
handle roughly;
He was strong-armed by the policemen
strong-arm (v.)
be bossy towards;
Synonyms: bully / browbeat / bullyrag / ballyrag / boss around / hector / push around
strong-arm (v.)
use physical force against;
They strong-armed me when I left the restaurant
2
strong-arm (adj.)
impelled by physical force especially against resistance;
strong-arm tactics
Synonyms: forcible / physical
From wordnet.princeton.edu