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strong

adjective (NOT WEAK)    /strɒŋ/ US  /strɑːŋ/
A2 powerful; having or using great force or control: She must be very strong to carry such a weight on her back. It is surely the duty of the stronger members in a society to help those who are weak. My grandmother had a strong influence/effect on my early childhood. Strong winds are forecast in the area for the next few days. It's surprising what strong memories a photograph can produce. Get Carl to lift it - he's as strong as an ox (= very strong).Physically strong and powerful B2 effective; of a good quality or level and likely to be successful: We will need strong policies if our economic problems are to be solved. I can give you stronger pain-killing drugs if these aren't strong enough. Strong trading links exist between us and many South American countries.Efficient and effective B2 clever or good at doing things: Without a doubt, she's the strongest candidate we've interviewed for the post. As a guitarist, he's strong on (= good at) technique but perhaps lacks feeling in some pieces.IntelligencePerceptive
(Definition of strong adjective (NOT WEAK) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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