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  • v  to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :"She forced him to take a job in the city"
  • v  urge or force (a person) to an action; constrain or motivate
  • v  move with force, "He pushed the table into a corner"
  • v  impose urgently, importunately, or inexorably
    She forced her diet fads on him
  • v  squeeze like a wedge into a tight space
  • v  force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically
  • v  cause to move by pulling
  • v  do forcibly; exert force
  • v  take by force
  • a  produced by or subjected to forcing
    forced-air heating
    furnaces of the forced-convection type
    forced convection in plasma generators
  • s  forced or compelled
    promised to abolish forced labor
  • s  made necessary by an unexpected situation or emergency
    a forced landing
  • s  lacking spontaneity; not natural
    forced heartiness

  • Businesses agree to compensation for wartime Germany's forced labor policies but where's the money?.
  • That forced the F-22's backers to rely on less influential supporters and reasons to buy more planes: arguments from second-tier officers, imaginary threats and the most .
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  • President Bush in International Herald Tribune
    Bush said that "to step back now would force a collapse of the Iraqi government. ...... Such a scenario would result in our troops being forced to stay in Iraq even longer and confront an enemy that is even more lethal."
  • Barack Obama in Bloomberg
    The CEO of Caterpillar said that if this American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan is passed, his company would be able to rehire some of the employees they've been forced to lay off,Obama said in a statement, referring to Jim Owens, chief...
  • Steve Ballmer in FOXBusiness
    If we are forced to take an offer directly to your shareholders, that action will have an undesirable impact on the value of your company from our perspective which will be reflected in the terms of our proposal,Ballmer wrote.

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