Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Informal The use of personal or political pressure in an effort to persuade or to gain support.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The use of personal pressure to persuade
  • n. The use of political pressure to gain support

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. persuasion by the use of direct personal pressure

Etymologies

arm + twisting (Wiktionary)

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