Meaning of “by (sheer) force/weight of numbers” in the English Dictionary

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"by (sheer) force/weight of numbers" in British English

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by (sheer) force/weight of numbers

because the number of people or things was so great:

The crowd managed to force its way in by sheer weight of numbers.

(Definition of “by (sheer) force/weight of numbers” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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