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adjective strong pronunciation in British English /strɒŋ/ 
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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've got 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 hockey 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 government gave a strong argument in favour of increasing tuition fees.

  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 medicine

    a strong smell/taste

    I had to use strong language (=words that shock people), but I think it worked.

  9. 15
    clear and noticeable

    He speaks French with a strong British accent.

    She has very strong features (=you are likely to notice and admire her eyes, nose, and mouth).

  10. 16
    great in number

    There was a strong police presence (=a lot of police officers) at the demonstration.



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