strong

[ strawng, strong ]
/ strɔŋ, strɒŋ /

adjective, strong·er [strawng-ger, strong-] /ˈstrɔŋ gər, ˈstrɒŋ-/, strong·est [strawng-gist, strong-] /ˈstrɔŋ gɪst, ˈstrɒŋ-/.

adverb

strongly.

Idioms

    come on strong, Slang. to behave in an aggressive, ardent, or flamboyant manner: When you're interviewed for the job, don't come on too strong.

Origin of strong

before 900; (adj.) Middle English strang, strong, Old English; cognate with Middle Dutch stranc, Old Norse strangr; (adv.) Middle English strange, stronge, Old English; cognate with Old High German strango; akin to string

Related forms

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British Dictionary definitions for come on strong

strong

/ (strɒŋ) /

adjective stronger (ˈstrɒŋɡə) or strongest (ˈstrɒŋɡɪst)

adverb

informal in a strong way; effectivelygoing strong
come on strong to make a forceful or exaggerated impression

Derived Forms

strongish, adjectivestrongly, adverbstrongness, noun

Word Origin for strong

Old English strang; related to Old Norse strangr, Middle High German strange, Lettish strans courageous
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Idioms and Phrases with come on strong (1 of 2)

come on strong


see come on, def. 7.

Idioms and Phrases with come on strong (2 of 2)

strong


In addition to the idioms beginning with strong

  • strong point
  • strong silent type
  • strong suit

also see:

  • come on strong
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