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English definition of “force”

force

verb [T] (USE PHYSICAL POWER)   /fɔrs, foʊrs/
to use physical strength or effort to make something move or open: If the piece won’t fit in the hole, don’t force it. He forced his way through the crowd to reach the exit. To force a lock, door, window, etc., is to break it in order to get in: I forgot my house key, so I had to force a window.
(Definition of force verb (USE PHYSICAL POWER) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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