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"strong-arm" in British English

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uk   /ˈstrɒŋ.aːm/ us   /ˈstrɑːŋ.ɑːrm/ disapproving

strong-armverb [T]

to use force and threats to make people do what you want: We never strong-armed anybody. I told people about the website and they could take it or leave it.
(Definition of strong-arm from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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strong-armadjective [not gradable]

us   /ˈstrɔŋˌɑrm/
disapproving involving force and threats to get people to do something: The curfew is just another of the city's strong-arm policies.
(Definition of strong-arm from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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