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Strength or energy as an attribute of physical action or movement
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“Magnetic levitation occurs when the magnetic force is strong enough to overcome gravity and balance a body's weight.”
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The powerful effect of something
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“As much as they disliked her, they had to respect the force in her words when she spoke.”
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An organized body of military personnel or police
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“The 2,000-strong police and military force arrived in the Solomons two weeks ago.”
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Coercion or compulsion, especially with the use or threat of violence
“At times, hunting parties encountered other camps of villagers, and they took them by force under threat of death.”
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Mental or moral strength or power
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“He faced his difficulties head-on with a force rarely seen in others.”
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A person or thing regarded as exerting power or influence
“Much discussion in our modern world revolves around the concept of globalization and whether it is a force for good or evil.”
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A group of persons at work or available for work
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“We will need the entire force of the company to work on this issue before all else.”
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A department of police officers
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“The detective retired after more than twenty years in the force.”
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(rare) The number of individuals or amount of something available at any given time
“There was a great debate during the Cold War as to whether the nation's missile force was adequate.”
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(as in a rule, policy, or law) The state of being operative or enforceable
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A forceful collision of two things
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The intensity in a destructive natural force
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A determination or effort (to do something)
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Having the power or authority to affect change
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The active use of energy in producing a result
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The force per unit area exerted by a fluid against a surface with which it is in contact
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The unwavering strength of will to carry out one's wishes
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A flow of water over the edge of a cliff
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Rough treatment or handling
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A distinct emphasis given to a syllable or word in speech by stress or pitch
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The quality or state of being large in size
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A person of a particular kind, especially one who is important or distinctive in some way
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Deliberate pestering or annoying
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Mover and shaker
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The twisting or wrenching of a body by the exertion of a lateral force tending to turn one end or part of it about a longitudinal axis, while the other is held fast or turned in the opposite direction
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A distinctive atmosphere or quality that seems to surround or be generated by someone or something
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The meaning to be found in words or events
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The practice of obtaining something, especially money, through force or threats
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Violent and hostile behaviour
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An intense, sharp, or striking quality
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Weaponry or military unit
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An army of trained civilians, which may be an official reserve army, called upon in time of need, the entire able-bodied population of a state which may also be called upon, or a private force not under government control
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The practice of using action to achieve a result, such as political demonstration or a strike in support of or in opposition to an issue
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Group of ships or aircraft
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A person who or a thing which influences
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A person's moral or emotional nature or sense of identity
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Prolonged cruel or unjust treatment, especially through the exercise of authority
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Capacity; character
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The armed forces
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An act of squeezing something
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Fluent or persuasive speaking or writing
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A division of a large organization such as a government, university, or business, dealing with a specific area of activity
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The quality or state of lacking refinement or good taste
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A quality considered good morally, or that gives something special worth
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Skill or talent
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Obligate to do something
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“The competition generated would be expected to force the most expensive banks to reduce their costs.”
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To engage in activity with a person unwilling or unable to give consent
“They forced a confession out of the kids.”
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To make a way through, or into, with physical strength
“She went downstairs and noticed a window at the rear of the house had been forced.”
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Drive or push into a specified position or state using physical strength or against resistance
“I had to force the heavy washing machine into position so that I would be able to connect it to the pipes.”
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To come into usually forceful contact with something
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To engage in sexual activity and especially intercourse with a person unwilling or unable to give consent
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To draw out by force or with effort
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Draw or push out
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Force or be forced to submit
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(usually of an object) To physically strain, or to apply force as to cause strain
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To put among or between others