HyperDic: strong-arm

English > 4 senses of the word strong-arm:
VERBsocialstrong-armhandle roughly
emotionstrong-arm, bully, browbeat, bullyrag, ballyrag, boss around, hector, push aroundbe bossy towards
contactstrong-armuse physical force against
ADJECTIVEallstrong-arm, forcible, physicalimpelled by physical force especially against resistance
English > strong-arm: 4 senses > adjective 1
Meaningimpelled by physical force especially against resistance.
Example "strong-arm tactics"
Synonymsforcible, physical
BroaderforcefulCharacterized by or full of force or strength (often but not necessarily physical)
Spanishfísico, forzado
English > strong-arm: 4 senses > verb 1, social
MeaningHandle roughly.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Example"He was strong-armed by the policemen"
Broadertreat, handle, do byinteract in a certain way
Nounsstrong-armeran aggressive and violent young criminal
English > strong-arm: 4 senses > verb 2, emotion
MeaningBe bossy towards.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
ModelThey want to strong-arm the prisoners
Synonymsbully, browbeat, bullyrag, ballyrag, boss around, hector, push around
Narrowertyrannize, tyrannise, domineerRule or exercise power over (somebody) in a cruel and autocratic manner
Broaderintimidatemake timid or fearful
Spanishatemorizar, intimidar
Catalanintimidar
English > strong-arm: 4 senses > verb 3, contact
MeaningUse physical force against.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
ModelThey want to strong-arm the prisoners
Example"They strong-armed me when I left the restaurant"
Broaderbeat, beat up, work overGive a beating to
Nounsstrong-armeran aggressive and violent young criminal

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