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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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As an employee at major investment firms for 16 years, he became fed up with strong-armed industry tactics aimed at getting investors to buy or sell investment products.
Using guerrilla tactics, a group called the Maccabees waged battle against his strong-armed methods and the Greek-Syrians.
Shell has targeted these individual gas station dealers and has used illegal, strong-armed business practices to force these individuals out of business," said attorney Katrina Von Hedemann.
The contenders are junior Bobby Thomas, a small, mobile quarterback and senior Aaron Duncan, a strong-armed drop-back passer.
Barry Steinhardt, President of the Electronic Frontier Foundation believes "The US government has strong-armed the rest of the industrialized world into adopting a policy that will make us less secure and more vulnerable to electronic terrorism.
When dad Eddie (Tomas Milian), the neighborhood's grocer and general goodwill ambassador, is seriously injured during a bodega holdup, Carlos is essentially strong-armed into taking over the store and caring for his father.
TGF further recommends that Hinsdale shareholders should not be strong-armed by the Hinsdale management into putting Hinsdale together with an "ill-fitting merger partner.
Strong-armed Katie Heyl's throw-ins that usually land in dangerous areas devastated Hart of Newhall in the first round.
Their group's strong-armed protector is Jake the ``cannibal king'' (David Jennings), who is secretly in love with Violet.
PACOIMA - Two carjackers who strong-armed a 1985 Toyota Corolla from its driver were spotted and chased in Pacoima, but eluded arrest police said Saturday.
A trio of Lancers' receivers streaked into the end zone as the strong-armed Olson threw deep.