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[ strawng, strong ]
/ strɔŋ, strɒŋ /
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adjective, strong·er [strawng-ger, strong-], /ˈstrɔŋ gər, ˈstrɒŋ-/, strong·est [strawng-gist, strong-]. /ˈstrɔŋ gɪst, ˈstrɒŋ-/.
adverb
strongly.
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Idioms about strong

    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

First recorded before 900; (adjective) Middle English strang, strong, Old English; cognate with Middle Dutch stranc, Old Norse strangr; (adverb) Middle English strange, stronge, Old English; cognate with Old High German strango; akin to string

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British Dictionary definitions for 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 of strong

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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