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"strong-arm" in British English

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strong-armadjective

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

strong-armverb [T]

disapproving
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/
disapprovinginvolvingforce 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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