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"forced" in American English

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forcedadjective [not gradable]

 us   /fɔrst, foʊrst/
involving physical, often violent, strength or power: There were no obvious signs of forced entry into the house.
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 British English

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forcedadjective

uk   /fɔːst/  us   /fɔːrst/
(Definition of forced from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"forced" in Business English

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forcedadjective

uk   us   /fɔːst/
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)
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