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Meaning of “force” - Learner’s Dictionary

force

verb [T]     /fɔːs/
PERSON B2 to make someone do something that they do not want to do: [+ to do sth] The hijacker forced the pilot to fly to New York. [often passive] She was forced out of the race by a knee injury.Causing somebody to actUrging and persuading
OBJECT B2 to make an object move or open by physical strength or effort: They had to force the lock. She forced the window open.Pushing and shoving
(Definition of force verb from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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