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The asker has declined this answer Comment: sentence is XXX more competitive with more slagkracht
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Depending on the text, and in this case it seems to fit the context- this is what I would use.
The dictionary also suggests 'hitting power', but I think 'punch’ or 'punching power’s better.
Bosman vd Merwe & Hiemstra
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