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strong-arm

American English: /ˈstrɔŋ ˌɑrm/

adjective

  • (before noun) strong-arm tactics
    Example sentences
    • Today's unions are employing the same strong-arm tactics used to oppress the industrial work force of the 19th century.
    • Some human right organisations tried to defy the whip on September 21, but they were terrorised by the strong-arm tactics of the upper castes.
    • This is a typical example of a large company trying to use strong-arm tactics to force an asset out of the hands of an individual.
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