strong arm

strong arm
Synonyms and related words:
amperage, argumentum baculinum, arm, armipotence, authority, battler, beef, belligerent, belted knight, bickerer, black power, blackjack, blade, bludgeon, bravo, brawler, brute force, bulldoze, bulldozer, bully, bullyboy, charge, charisma, clout, coerce, coercion, coercive, cogence, cogency, combatant, competitor, compulsion, contender, contestant, dint, disputant, dragoon, drive, duelist, duress, effect, effectiveness, effectuality, energy, enforcer, exert strength, fencer, feuder, fighter, fighting cock, flower power, foilsman, force, force majeure, forcefulness, forcible, full blast, full force, gamecock, gladiator, goon, gorilla, hatchet man, high pressure, hijack, hood, hoodlum, hooligan, influence, intimidate, intimidation, jouster, knight, main force, main strength, mana, might, might and main, mightiness, militant, moxie, muscle, muscle power, pizzazz, plug-ugly, poop, potence, potency, potentiality, power, power pack, power structure, power struggle, powerfulness, prepotency, pressure, productiveness, productivity, puissance, pull, punch, push, quarreler, rioter, rival, rough, rowdy, ruffian, sabreur, scrapper, scuffler, shanghai, sinew, sledgehammer, squabbler, steam, steamroller, strength, strong-arm man, strong-arm tactics, strong-armer, struggler, superiority, superpower, swashbuckler, sword, swordplayer, swordsman, the big stick, the bludgeon, the club, the jackboot, the mailed fist, the strong arm, the sword, thug, tilter, tough, tussler, use force, use violence, validity, vehemence, vigor, vim, violence, violent, virility, virtue, virulence, vitality, wattage, weight, wrangler

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.

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  • strong-arm — (adj.) using physical force, 1897, from noun phrase (c.1600), from STRONG (Cf. strong) (adj.) + ARM (Cf. arm) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • strong-arm — strong arm; strong arm·er; …   English syllables

  • strong-arm — ☆ strong arm [strôŋ′ärm΄ ] adj. Informal using physical force or violence vt. Informal to use physical force or violence upon, esp. in robbing …   English World dictionary

  • strong-arm — strong′ arm adj. 1) using, involving, or threatening the use of physical force or violence 2) to use violent methods upon; assault 3) to rob by force • Etymology: 1820–30, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • strong-arm — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ using or characterized by force or violence …   English terms dictionary

  • strong-arm — I verb 1. handle roughly He was strong armed by the policemen • Derivationally related forms: ↑strong armer • Hypernyms: ↑treat, ↑handle, ↑do by • …   Useful english dictionary

  • strong-arm — I UK / US adjective using force or threats to get what you want strong arm tactics II UK / US verb [transitive] Word forms strong arm : present tense I/you/we/they strong arm he/she/it strong arms present participle strong arming past tense… …   English dictionary

  • strong-arm — 1. tv. to force someone (to do something). □ Ziggy tried to strong arm Frank into cooperating. □ Don’t strong arm me, you creep! 2. mod. forceful; by physical force. □ The strong arm approach got him nowhere. □ …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

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