be, feel, look
become, get, grow
remain, stay

We must stand strong in the face of adversity.


The men's golf team finished strong on Saturday.

make sb

All that outdoor work has made him very strong.

keep sth

This news helped keep the dollar relatively strong today.

smell, taste
extremely, fairly, very, etc.

He exerts an extremely strong influence on his classmates.

exceptionally, immensely, incredibly

Sales were surprisingly strong in the second half of the year.


Don't try to go back to work before you are physically strong enough.

The party lacks a strong enough local base.

be still going strong

The business is still going strong.

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Strong is used with these nouns: ↑accent, ↑acid, ↑action, ↑advocate, ↑affection, ↑affinity, ↑alcohol, ↑ale, ↑allegiance, ↑alliance, ↑ally, ↑antagonism, ↑antipathy, ↑appeal, ↑argument, ↑arm, ↑aroma, ↑assertion, ↑association, ↑attachment, ↑attraction, ↑aversion, ↑awareness, ↑back, ↑background, ↑backing, ↑bag, ↑balance sheet, ↑base, ↑beer, ↑belief, ↑believer, ↑bias, ↑bid, ↑bond, ↑bone, ↑brandy, ↑breeze, ↑build, ↑campaign, ↑candidate, ↑case, ↑cast, ↑challenge, ↑challenger, ↑chance, ↑character, ↑cheese, ↑chest, ↑chin, ↑cider, ↑claim, ↑claw, ↑coalition, ↑coffee, ↑colour, ↑comeback, ↑commitment, ↑competition, ↑competitor, ↑condemnation, ↑confidence, ↑connection, ↑connotation, ↑consensus, ↑constitution, ↑contender, ↑contingent, ↑contrast, ↑contribution, ↑conviction, ↑cord, ↑core, ↑correlation, ↑counter-attack, ↑craving, ↑credentials, ↑criticism, ↑critique, ↑cup, ↑currency, ↑current, ↑defence, ↑demand, ↑denial, ↑denunciation, ↑desire, ↑determination, ↑disagreement, ↑disapproval, ↑dislike, ↑dissent, ↑distaste, ↑distinction, ↑dose, ↑drink, ↑drive, ↑drug, ↑earnings, ↑earthquake, ↑echo, ↑economy, ↑effect, ↑ego, ↑electric shock, ↑embrace, ↑emotion, ↑emphasis, ↑encouragement, ↑endorsement, ↑enforcement, ↑evidence, ↑executive, ↑faith, ↑favourite, ↑feeling, ↑fibre, ↑field, ↑fight, ↑finish, ↑flavour, ↑flour, ↑focus, ↑following, ↑foothold, ↑footing, ↑force, ↑fortress, ↑foundation, ↑friendship, ↑front, ↑fundamentals, ↑gain, ↑gale, ↑government, ↑grasp, ↑gravity, ↑grip, ↑ground, ↑growth, ↑gust, ↑hand, ↑heart, ↑hint, ↑hold, ↑hunch, ↑idea, ↑identity, ↑ideology, ↑illumination, ↑imagination, ↑immunity, ↑impact, ↑impetus, ↑implication, ↑impression, ↑impulse, ↑incentive, ↑inclination, ↑indication, ↑influence, ↑instinct, ↑interaction, ↑interest, ↑jaw, ↑language, ↑lead, ↑leader, ↑leadership, ↑leg, ↑lens, ↑letter, ↑light, ↑lighting, ↑likelihood, ↑likeness, ↑liking, ↑limb, ↑line, ↑link, ↑liquor, ↑lobby, ↑loyalty, ↑lure, ↑magnet, ↑majority, ↑male, ↑mandate, ↑market, ↑measure, ↑medicine, ↑melody, ↑memory, ↑message, ↑military, ↑monarchy, ↑moral, ↑motivation, ↑motive, ↑mouth, ↑move, ↑muscle, ↑nail, ↑nation, ↑navy, ↑neck, ↑need, ↑network, ↑nose, ↑objection, ↑odour, ↑opinion, ↑opponent, ↑opposition, ↑overtone, ↑parallel, ↑partnership, ↑passion, ↑performance, ↑perfume, ↑personality, ↑physique, ↑pitch, ↑plastic, ↑player, ↑plea, ↑point, ↑poison, ↑position, ↑possibility, ↑precedent, ↑preference, ↑prejudice, ↑presence, ↑pressure, ↑presumption, ↑prime minister, ↑probability, ↑profile, ↑profit, ↑protest, ↑pull, ↑pulse, ↑push, ↑reaction, ↑reason, ↑rebuke, ↑reception, ↑recommendation, ↑record, ↑recovery, ↑relationship, ↑reliance, ↑reminder, ↑representation, ↑reputation, ↑resemblance, ↑reservation, ↑resistance, ↑resolution, ↑response, ↑restriction, ↑rhythm, ↑rise, ↑root, ↑rope, ↑ruler, ↑rumour, ↑sale, ↑scent, ↑sedative, ↑sensation, ↑sense, ↑sentiment, ↑shade, ↑shadow, ↑shoe, ↑shoulder, ↑showing, ↑side, ↑signal, ↑similarity, ↑smell, ↑socialist, ↑solution, ↑son, ↑squad, ↑stance, ↑stand, ↑start, ↑state, ↑statement, ↑stem, ↑stench, ↑stimulus, ↑stomach, ↑streak, ↑stress, ↑stroke, ↑suggestion, ↑sun, ↑sunlight, ↑support, ↑supporter, ↑suspicion, ↑swimmer, ↑syllable, ↑sympathy, ↑tackle, ↑taste, ↑tea, ↑team, ↑temptation, ↑tendency, ↑term, ↑thigh, ↑thread, ↑tide, ↑tie, ↑tobacco, ↑tooth, ↑tradition, ↑trend, ↑turnout, ↑union, ↑urge, ↑view, ↑voice, ↑warning, ↑whiff, ↑will, ↑willpower, ↑wind, ↑wine, ↑wish, ↑woman, ↑word

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  • strong — W1S1 [strɔŋ US stro:ŋ] adj comparative stronger superlative strongest ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(able to lift heavy things/do hard work)¦ 2¦(not easily damaged)¦ 3¦(able to deal with difficulty)¦ 4¦(powerful)¦ 5¦(feelings/opinions)¦ 6¦(affect/influence)¦… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Strong — Strong, a. [Compar. {Stronger}; superl. {Strongest}.] [AS. strang, strong; akin to D. & G. streng strict, rigorous, OHG. strengi strong, brave, harsh, Icel. strangr strong, severe, Dan. streng, Sw. str[ a]ng strict, severe. Cf. {Strength},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Strong — (engl. „stark“) ist der Name folgender die Orte in Kanada: Strong (Ontario) den Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika: Strong (Arkansas) Strong (Maine) Strong (Mississippi) Strong City (Kansas) Strong City (Oklahoma) Strong ist der Familienname… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • strong´ly — strong «strng, strong», adjective, strong|er«STRNG guhr, STRONG »,strong|est«STRNG guhst, STRONG », adverb. –adj. 1. a) having much force or power: »strong arms, a strong army. A strong man can lift heavy things. A strong wind blew down the trees …   Useful english dictionary

  • strong — [strɒŋ ǁ strɒːŋ] adjective ECONOMICS FINANCE 1. a strong economy or business is financially successful, especially because a lot of money is being earned or received: • They fear a strong economy will lead to higher inflation. • products that… …   Financial and business terms

  • 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… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • strong — [strôŋ] adj. [ME < OE strang, akin to ON strangr, strong, severe, Ger streng, severe < IE base * strenk , *streng , tense, taut > STRING, Gr strangos, twisted, L stringere, to draw taut] 1. a) physically powerful; having great muscular… …   English World dictionary

  • strong — strong, stout, sturdy, stalwart, tough, tenacious can all mean having or manifesting great power or force (as in acting or resisting). Strong, the most inclusive of these terms, fundamentally implies the possession of great physical power and may …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • strong — ► ADJECTIVE (stronger, strongest) 1) physically powerful. 2) done with or exerting great force. 3) able to withstand great force or pressure. 4) secure, stable, or firmly established. 5) great in power, influence, or ability. 6) …   English terms dictionary

  • Strong — (fuerte, en idioma inglés) puede referirse a: Personas Danny Strong (1974 ), actor estadounidense de cine y televisión; Mark Strong (1963 ), actor británico; Tara Strong (1973 ), actriz de voz canadiense. Otras Strong, una revista española… …   Wikipedia Español

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