strong


strong
strong [ strɔŋ ] adjective ***
▸ 1 powerful and healthy
▸ 2 produced with power
▸ 3 not easily damaged
▸ 4 relationship: close
▸ 5 with confidence, etc.
▸ 6 good at doing something
▸ 7 firmly believed/felt
▸ 8 based on reason/fact
▸ 9 high degree/level
▸ 10 with powerful effect
▸ 11 with power/influence
▸ 12 moving at high speed
▸ 13 with good defenses
▸ 14 light/color: very bright
▸ 15 clear and noticeable
▸ 16 great in number
▸ + PHRASES
1. ) physically powerful and healthy:
Are you strong enough to carry that heavy box?
strong hands/arms/muscles
2. ) produced with or using a lot of power or force:
a singer with a strong voice
a strong punch/kick/blow
3. ) not easily broken, damaged, or destroyed:
a strong fabric/adhesive/rope
4. ) strong relationships are close and firmly established:
a strong friendship/marriage/partnership
5. ) someone who is strong has confidence, determination, and emotional strength:
You have to be strong and not let their remarks bother you.
6. ) good at doing or understanding something:
She's a strong swimmer.
a ) of a good standard, and likely to succeed:
They have a very strong basketball team this year.
b ) used about things you are good at:
What are his strong and weak points (=the things he is best and worst at)?
7. ) firmly believed or felt:
I have particularly strong views on that subject.
I have a strong feeling she's not coming back.
8. ) based on reason and supported by facts:
The federal government has a strong argument that the state court decision is not binding.
9. ) of a high degree or level:
There's a strong possibility that they'll marry in the spring.
10. ) able to produce a powerful effect:
strong medication
a strong smell/taste
I had to use strong language (=words that shock people), but I think it worked.
11. ) with a lot of influence and power:
a strong leader/president
12. ) moving at a high speed:
a strong wind/current
13. ) with good defenses:
a strong fortress/army
14. ) strong light or strong colors are very bright
15. ) clear and noticeable:
He speaks French with a strong American accent.
She has very strong features (=you are likely to notice and admire her eyes, nose, and mouth).
16. ) great in number:
There was a strong police presence (=a lot of police officers) at the demonstration.
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a ) used with a number to say how many people are in a group:
The crowd was 10,000 strong.
(as) strong as an ox
someone who is as strong as an OX has a lot of physical strength
come on strong INFORMAL
to express yourself in a very determined and confident way:
He can come on very strong with his political views.
going strong
successful or healthy, and doing well:
The company's going strong and we expect to do even better next year.
My grandmother's 95 and still going strong.
strong nerves/stomach
the ability to deal with difficult or unpleasant situations:
You'll need strong nerves to deal with the prosecuting attorney.
Emergency room personnel must have strong stomachs.
╾ strong|ly adverb

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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