1. strong-arm, treat, handle, do by

usage: handle roughly; "He was strong-armed by the policemen"

2. strong-arm, bully, browbeat, bullyrag, ballyrag, boss around, hector, push around, intimidate

usage: be bossy towards; "Her big brother always bullied her when she was young"

3. strong-arm, beat, beat up, work over

usage: use physical force against; "They strong-armed me when I left the restaurant"


1. forcible, physical, strong-arm, forceful (vs. forceless)

usage: impelled by physical force especially against resistance; "forcible entry"; "a real cop would get physical"; "strong-arm tactics"

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