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strong

adjective
 
 
/strɒŋ/
PHYSICALLY POWERFUL A2 A strong person or animal is physically powerful: Are you strong enough to lift this table on your own?Power and intensityEnergy, force and powerPhysically strong and powerful
NOT BREAK B1 A strong object does not break easily or can support heavy things: a strong box/chairPhysically strong and powerful
QUALITY B2 of a good quality or level and likely to be successful: a strong competitor/team a strong economyExtremely good
FEELING B2 A strong feeling, belief, or opinion is felt in a very deep and serious way: a strong sense of pridePower and intensityEnergy, force and powerStrong feelings
NOTICEABLE B1 If a taste, smell, etc is strong, it is very noticeable: There's a strong smell of burning.Power and intensityEnergy, force and power
PERSONALITY B2 If a person or their personality is strong, they are confident and able to deal with problems well.Strong-willedConfidence and self-assuranceShowing arrogance and conceit
ALCOHOL containing a lot of alcohol: a strong drinkPower and intensityEnergy, force and powerIncluding and containingComprising and consisting of
RELATIONSHIP B1 If a friendship, relationship, etc is strong, it is likely to last for a long time.Lasting for a long time
strong chance/possibility, etc something that is very likely to happen: There's a strong possibility of rain this afternoon.Possible and probable
strong opposition/support, etc a lot of opposition/support, etcPower and intensityEnergy, force and powerPhysically strong and powerfulBig and quite bigEnormous
strong language words that some people might consider to be offensiveSwearing and blasphemy
sb's strong point something that someone is very good at: Cooking is not my strong point.Conditions and characteristics
be still going strong continuing to be successful after a long timePhysically strong and powerful
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