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Adjective: forced  forst
  1. Produced by or subjected to forcing
    "forced-air heating"; "furnaces of the forced-convection type"; "forced convection in plasma generators"
  2. Not voluntary, compelled
    "promised to abolish forced labour"
  3. Made necessary by an unexpected situation or emergency
    "a forced landing"
  4. Lacking spontaneity; not natural
    "forced heartiness";
    - constrained, strained
Verb: force  fors
  1. To cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means
    "She forced him to take a job in the city";
    - coerce, hale [archaic], squeeze, pressure
  2. Urge or force (a person) to an action; constrain or motivate
    - impel
  3. Move with force
    - push
  4. Impose urgently, importunately, or inexorably
    "She forced her diet fads on him";
    - thrust
  5. Force to fit into (or through) a tight space
    "I forced myself into the corner";
    - wedge, squeeze, squash, sardine [informal]
  6. Force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically
    - drive, ram
  7. Do forcibly; exert force
    "Don't force it!"
  8. Take by force
    "force the fort";
    - storm

See also: affected, beat back, drive in, force out, gouge, involuntary, nonvoluntary, squirt, unnatural, unscheduled, unvoluntary

Type of: act, cause, compel, displace, do, engender, make, move, obligate, oblige, penetrate, perforate, thrust

Antonym: draw

Encyclopedia: Forced

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