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force1 US English

Strength or energy as an attribute of physical action or movement

force2 US English

A waterfall

force US Thesaurus

he pushed with all his force

air force US English

The branch of a nation’s armed services that conducts military operations in the air

in force US English

In great strength or numbers

force-out US English

The putout of a base runner who is forced to go to the next base

Delta Force US English

An elite US Army unit whose main responsibilities are rescue operations and special forces work

force-feed US English

Force (a person or animal) to eat

force field US English

(Chiefly in science fiction) an invisible barrier of exerted strength or impetus

force play US English

A play in which a runner must advance when a ball is hit, thereby allowing a fielder to put the runner out by touching the approached base before the runner gets there

force pump US English

A pump used to move water or other liquid under pressure

force-ripe US English

(Of a person) old or mature in certain respects without having developed fully in others

labor force US English

All the members of a particular organization or population who are able to work, viewed collectively

life force US English

The force or influence that gives something its vitality or strength

task force US English

An armed force organized for a special operation

third force US English

A political group or party acting as a check on conflict between two extreme or opposing groups

vital force US English

The energy or spirit that animates living creatures; the soul

Defence Force US English

The South African armed services, consisting of the army, navy, air force, and medical service

force majeure US English

Unforeseeable circumstances that prevent someone from fulfilling a contract

Lorentz force US English

The force that is exerted by a magnetic field on a moving electric charge

nuclear force US English

A strong attractive force between nucleons in the atomic nucleus that holds the nucleus together

police force US English

An organized body of police officers responsible for a country, district, or town

strike force US English

A military force equipped and organized for sudden attack

force majeure New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

unforeseeable circumstances that prevent fulfilment of a contract

coercive force US English

Another term for coercivity.

by force of US English

By means of

force feedback US English

The simulation of physical attributes such as weight in computer gaming and virtual reality, allowing the user to interact directly with virtual objects using touch

Air Force One US English

The designation (when the president of the US is aboard) of any of several specially equipped jetliners maintained by the US Air Force

centrifugal force US English

An apparent force that acts outward on a body moving around a center, arising from the body’s inertia

centripetal force US English

A force that acts on a body moving in a circular path and is directed toward the center around which the body is moving

force the pace US English

Adopt a fast pace in a race in order to tire out one’s opponents quickly

line of force US English

An imaginary line that represents the strength and direction of a magnetic, gravitational, or electric field at any point

by main force US English

Through sheer strength

show of force US English

A demonstration of the forces at one’s command and of one’s readiness to use them

tour de force US English

An impressive performance or achievement that has been accomplished or managed with great skill

tour de force US Thesaurus

Carrey's latest comedic tour de force

Air Force One New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

official aircraft of the US president

electromotive force US English

A difference in potential that tends to give rise to an electric current

force the bidding US English

(At an auction) make bids to raise the price rapidly

force the issue US English

Compel the making of an immediate decision

magnetomotive force US English

A quantity representing the line integral of the magnetic intensity around a closed line (e.g., the sum of the magnetizing forces along a circuit)

Royal Air Force US English

The British air force, formed in 1918


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