force

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈfɔːrs/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/fɔrs/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(fôrs, fōrs)

Inflections of 'force' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
forces
v 3rd person singular
forcing
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
forced
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
forced
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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force

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
v
  1. forced me to [eat, tell, stay]
  2. forced to [leave, make, be, study, protect]
  3. forced by [police, politicians, the government]
  4. forced into [sex, the job, a career, exile, prostitution]
  5. forced out of the [company, school, house]
  6. it was forced on him
  7. forced sex on her
  8. forced the [closure, suspension] of
  9. forced the [lid, top] off
  10. force off the [lid]
  11. forced the [window, door, lock] open
  12. forced open the [window]
  13. thieves forced the [lock, door]
  14. forced her [hands, bottom lip, chin] forward
  15. forced himself into [his pants, the tight suit]
  16. forced a [smile, nod]
  17. forced it into the [suitcase, backpack, purse]
  18. forced it [through, back, out, down]
  19. (tried to) force their [beliefs, views, agenda, will] on
  20. forced his way [out, to the bar, through the crowd]
  21. forced [his, his opponent's] hand
  22. don't force it
  23. [these, some] things can't be forced
n
  1. the [police, strike, military] force
  2. the [armed, security] forces
  3. an elite force
  4. [by, using] brute force
  5. use force to [open, get in, break in]
  6. [pulled, pushed] with all my force
  7. the full force of my [wrath, power, skill]
  8. felt the full force of his [wrath]
  9. [hit, struck] him with such force that
  10. the [gravitational, magnetic, atomic] force
  11. takes [10 newtons] of force to
  12. exerts [10 newtons] of force on
  13. the life force of
  14. the force of [love, nature, gravity]
  15. the force of the [gale, waves, strike]
  16. is the driving force [of, behind]
  17. with the force of a nuclear explosion
  18. with the force of his convictions
  19. part of the labor force
  20. is a force to [reckon, be reckoned] with
  21. by choice, or by force
  22. [taken, struck, overcome] by the forces of evil
  23. his [argument, speech] lacked force
n as adj
  1. the brute force method
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