Definition of force-feed in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfôrs ˌfēd/


[with object]
1Force (a person or animal) to eat.
Example sentences
  • He would keep the upper one open sometimes; talking to me, watching me, force-feeding me bits of food.
  • The mother made me literally force-feed him, shoving puréed food into his mouth as he cried piteously in feeble protest.
  • But the cold-blooded insects were force-feeding him with the jail's evening meal - yuck!
1.1 [with two objects] Impose or force (information or ideology) upon (someone): no group has the right to force-feed its beliefs on her
More example sentences
  • By saturating the airwaves, candidates and news directors could force-feed information to all but the few Americans who eschewed TV altogether.
  • I wanted them to have the opportunity to choose their own beliefs instead of being force-fed the most popular one.
  • And it's all because of 10 years of force-feeding the public instead of giving them what they want.

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Syllabification: force-feed

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