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adjective strong pronunciation in American English /strɔŋ/
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  1. 1
    physically powerful and healthy
    Are you strong enough to carry that heavy box?
    strong hands/arms/muscles
  2. 2
    produced with or using a lot of power or force
    a singer with a strong voice
    a strong punch/kick/blow
  3. 5
    someone who is strong has confidence, determination, and emotional strength
    You have to be strong and not let their remarks bother you.
  4. 6
    good at doing or understanding something
    She’s a strong swimmer.
    1. a.
      of a good standard, and likely to succeed
      They have a very strong basketball team this year.
    2. b.
      used about things that you are good at
      What are his strong and weak points (=the things he is best and worst at)?
  5. 7
    firmly believed, or firmly felt
    I have particularly strong views on that subject.
    I have a strong feeling she’s not coming back.
  6. 8
    based on reason and supported by facts
    The federal government has a strong argument that the state court decision is not binding.
  7. 9
    of a high degree or level
    There’s a strong possibility that they’ll marry in the spring.
  8. 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.
  9. 11
    with a lot of power and influence
    a strong leader/president
  10. 12
    moving at a high speed
    a strong wind/current
  11. 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).
  12. 16
    great in number
    There was a strong police presence (=a lot of police officers) at the demonstration.


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