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English definition of “strong-arm”

strong-arm

adjective     /ˈstrɒŋ.aːm/ US  /ˈstrɑːŋ.ɑːrm/ disapproving
a strong-arm tactic/method a method or a type of behaviour that involves using force and threats to make people do what you demand: Police resorted to strong-arm tactics to break up the protest.Violent or aggressiveUnkind, cruel and unfeelingTreating people or animals badly
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