Synonyms for strong-arm

Synonyms for (verb) strong-arm

Synonyms: strong-arm

Definition: use physical force against

Usage: They strong-armed me when I left the restaurant

Similar words: work over, beat, beat up

Definition: give a beating to; subject to a beating, either as a punishment or as an act of aggression

Usage: Thugs beat him up when he walked down the street late at night; The teacher used to beat the students

Synonyms: hector, strong-arm, ballyrag, push around, browbeat, bully, bullyrag, boss around

Definition: be bossy towards

Usage: Her big brother always bullied her when she was young

Similar words: intimidate

Definition: make timid or fearful

Usage: Her boss intimidates her

Synonyms: strong-arm

Definition: handle roughly

Usage: He was strong-armed by the policemen

Similar words: do by, treat, handle

Definition: interact in a certain way

Usage: Do right by her; Treat him with caution, please; Handle the press reporters gently

Synonyms for (adj) strong-arm

Synonyms: strong-arm, physical, forcible

Definition: impelled by physical force especially against resistance

Usage: forcible entry; a real cop would get physical; strong-arm tactics

Similar words: forceful

Definition: characterized by or full of force or strength (often but not necessarily physical)

Usage: a forceful speaker; a forceful personality; forceful measures; a forceful plan for peace

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