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strong-arm

1. adjective Of or relating to the use or threat of physical force, violence, or coercion. The paramilitary group became known for using strong-arm tactics to establish their authority in the war-torn region.
2. verb To coerce someone or some group to do something through physical force or violence or the threat thereof. The mob came in and strong-armed local business owners into paying protection money. The company hired security personnel to strong-arm protestors out of the drilling site.
3. verb To force someone or some group to do something by exploiting a position of power, authority, or advantage. Many believe the company is leveraging the ubiquity of their operating system in order to strong-arm customers into accepting their recent questionable business practices. The board of directors is strong-armed me out of the company because of my political beliefs.

strong-arm

1. tv. to force someone (to do something). Spike tried to strong-arm Frank into cooperating.
2. mod. forceful; by physical force. The strong-arm approach got him nowhere.
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The report recommended building a strong Armed Forces, meeting the security and defence requirements for preserving stability, security and development and providing the required budgets for the Ministry of Defence to enable it complete its strategic projects according to the set timetables.
"The party wanted to build a strong armed force to be reputed at home and abroad." Congratulating the members of the armed forces on the occasion, she urged them to be imbued with the ideals and spirit of the Armed Forces Day to work together for the nation.
We need strong Armed Forces, police and intelligence services to protect us.
Ramadi/ NINA / A security source in Anbar announced on Saturday that a strong armed clashes erupted between army troops and members of the IS near the city of Fallujah.
Official sources told that city Police after producing before trial court, handed the accused to jail authorities who was later confined in a barrack guarded by a strong armed contingent.
Gul said Turkey was a country with strong armed forces which strengthened its democracy and legal standards, and an appreciated country.
He said: "The Rhondda has a strong armed forces personnel history running through it and I am proud of the work they do to protect our country.