violent physical action used to obtain or achieve sth
The release of the hostages could not be achieved without the use of force.
The rioters were taken away by force .
The ultimatum contained the threat of military force.
We will achieve much more by persuasion than by brute force .
the physical strength of sth that is shown as it hits sth else
打击 / 爆炸 / 碰撞力
the force of the blow/explosion/collision
The shopping centre took the full force of the blast.
the strong effect or influence of sth
They realized the force of her argument.
He controlled himself by sheer force of will .
She spoke with force and deliberation.
具有力量的人 / 事物
sb/sth with power
a person or thing that has a lot of power or influence
经济 / 市场力量
善 / 恶的力量
the forces of good/evil
Ron is the driving force (= the person who has the most influence) behind the project.
She's a force to be reckoned with (= a person who has a lot of power and influence and should therefore be treated seriously) .
The expansion of higher education should be a powerful force for change .
the authority of sth
These guidelines do not have the force of law .
The court ruled that these standards have force in British law.
group of people
a group of people who have been organized for a particular purpose
a member of the sales force
A large proportion of the labour force (= all the people who work in a particular company, area, etc.) is unskilled.
a group of people who have been trained to protect other people, usually by using weapons
a member of the security forces
反叛 / 政府武装力量
a peace-keeping force
the army, navy and air force
the weapons and soldiers that an army, etc. has, considered as things that may be used
strategic nuclear forces
the police force
He joined the force twenty years ago.
an effect that causes things to move in a particular way
The moon exerts a force on the earth.
the force of gravity
a unit for measuring the strength of the wind
a force 9 gale
a gale force wind
to cause a law, rule, etc. to start being used
They are hoping to bring the new legislation into force before the end of the year.
of a law, rule, etc.
to start being used
When do the new regulations come into force?
if you do sth from or out of force of habit , you do it automatically and in a particular way because you have always done it that way in the past
the power of the wind, rain, etc., especially when it causes damage or harm
in large numbers
Protesters turned out in force.
of a law, rule, etc.
The new regulations are now in force.
to work together in order to achieve a shared aim
The two firms joined forces to win the contract.
a person or group that no longer has any power or influence
make sb do sth
to make sb do sth that they do not want to do
The President was forced into resigning.
The President was forced to resign.
I was forced to take a taxi because the last bus had left.
She forced herself to be polite to them.
He didn't force me─I wanted to go.
Ill health forced him into early retirement.
‘I shouldn't really have any more.’ ‘Go on─ force yourself !’
use physical strength
to use physical strength to move sb/sth into a particular position
强行打开锁 / 窗 / 门
to force a lock/window/door (= to break it open using force)
He tried to force a copy of his book into my hand.
to force an entry (= to enter a building using force)
She forced her way through the crowd of reporters.
The door had been forced open .
make sth happen
to make sth happen, especially before other people are ready
He was in a position where he had to force a decision.
Building a new road here will force house prices down.
to make yourself smile, laugh, etc. rather than doing it naturally
She managed to force a smile.
to make fruit, plants, etc. grow or develop faster than normal by keeping them in special conditions
It is unwise to force a child's talent.
to make sb do sth that they do not want to do or make them do it sooner than they had intended
to do sth to make people take a decision quickly
to run very fast in a race in order to make the other people taking part run faster
to make sb do sth faster than they want to
The demonstrations have succeeded in forcing the pace of change.
to try to force sb to listen to and accept your opinions in a way that they find annoying
to make yourself hide an emotion
She swallowed hard and forced back her tears.
to make yourself eat or drink sth that you do not really want
to make a plane, etc. land, especially by threatening to attack it
to make sb accept sth that they do not want
to force your attentions/opinions/company on sb
to make sb tell you sth, especially by threatening them
I managed to force the truth out of him.
a putout of a base runner who is required to run;the putout is accomplished by holding the ball while touching the base to which the runner must advance before the runner reaches that base
- the shortstop got the runner at second on a force
近义词: force out,force-out,force play
an act of aggression (as one against a person who resists)
- he may accomplish by craft in the long run what he cannot do by force and violence in the short one
(of a law) having legal validity
- the law is still in effect
physical energy or intensity
- he hit with all the force he could muster
- it was destroyed by the strength of the gale
- a government has not the vitality and forcefulness of a living man
a powerful effect or influence
- the force of his eloquence easily persuaded them
a unit that is part of some military service
- he sent Caesar a force of six thousand men
近义词: military unit,military force,military group
a group of people having the power of effective action
- he joined forces with a band of adventurers
group of people willing to obey orders
- a public force is necessary to give security to the rights of citizens
one possessing or exercising power or influence or authority
- the mysterious presence of an evil power
- may the force be with you
- the forces of evil
(physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity
- force equals mass times acceleration
impose urgently, importunately, or inexorably
- She forced her diet fads on him
do forcibly;exert force
- Don't force it!
cause to move by pulling
- draw a wagon
- pull a sled
force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically
- She rammed her mind into focus
- He drives me mad
squeeze like a wedge into a tight space
- I squeezed myself into the corner
take by force
- Storm the fort
urge or force (a person) to an action;constrain or motivate
move with force, "He pushed the table into a corner"
to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :"She forced him to take a job in the city"
- He squeezed her for information