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stronghold Line breaks: strong|hold
Pronunciation: /ˈstrɒŋhəʊld/

Definition of stronghold in English:


1A place where a particular cause or belief is strongly defended or upheld: a Labour stronghold
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  • He has been to Democrat strongholds, Republican bastions and across the battleground states of the Midwest.
  • The middle and upper end of the market continues to be a stronghold of independent agencies such as Strutt & Parker and its peers.
  • They take in the Thornton & Allerton, and Clayton & Fairweather Green wards, both Tory strongholds in local elections.
bastion, centre, refuge, hotbed
2A place that has been fortified so as to protect it against attack: their mountain strongholds fell to enemy attack
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  • World War I saw the evolution of a new fortification setup combining field strongholds with fortresses.
  • At the same time opposition forces began building fortified strongholds in hard-to-access mountainous areas.
  • Iraqi strongholds and fortified areas were sealed off with a part of coalition forces.
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