Meaning of “force-feed” in the English Dictionary

"force-feed" in British English

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force-feedverb [ T ]

uk /ˈfɔːs.fiːd/ us /ˈfɔːrs.fiːd/

to force a person or animal to eat and drink, often putting food into the stomach through a pipe in the mouth:

Eventually, the hunger strikers were force-fed.
figurative The whole nation was force-fed government propaganda about how well the country was doing.

(Definition of “force-feed” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"force-feed" in American English

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force-feedverb [ T ]

us /ˈfɔrsˌfid, ˈfoʊrs/ past tense and past participle -fed

force-feed verb [ T ] (FEED)

to force (a person or animal) to eat and drink, often by sending food to the stomach through a tube in the mouth

force-feed verb [ T ] (TEACH)

to force (someone) to learn something or accept an opinion or belief:

Children should not be force-fed this nonsense in school.

(Definition of “force-feed” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)