Definition of stronghold in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈstrɒŋhəʊld


  • 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

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