Definition of “forced” - English Dictionary

“forced” in English

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uk /fɔːst/ us /fɔːrst/

(Definition of “forced” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“forced” in American English

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forcedadjective [ not gradable ]

us /fɔrst, foʊrst/

forced adjective [ not gradable ] (INVOLVING PHYSICAL POWER)

involving physical, often violent, strength or power:

There were no obvious signs of forced entry into the house.

forced adjective [ not gradable ] (DONE UNWILLINGLY)

done against your wishes, or because it is suddenly made necessary by an unexpected situation:

The plane made a forced landing in Denver.

Forced laughter or a forced smile is produced with effort and not sincerely felt.

(Definition of “forced” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

“forced” in Business English

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uk /fɔːst/ us

done against someone's wishes:

The forced closure of the plant has shocked the local business community.
The company will use any proceeds from a forced sale to pay off debt.
a forced departure/exit/resignation Some companies lost billions of dollars, leading to forced resignations of their chief executives.

(Definition of “forced” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)