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force1 British & World English

Strength or energy as an attribute of physical action or movement

force2 British & World English

A waterfall

force English Thesaurus

Eddie delivered a blow with all his force

air force British & World English

A branch of the armed forces concerned with fighting or defence in the air

in force British & World English

In great strength or numbers

force-out British & World English

A putting out of a base runner who is forced to advance to a base at which a fielder is holding the ball

force in coerce English Thesaurus

he was coerced into giving evidence

force in compel English Thesaurus

the lords compelled the peasants to hand over their harvest

force in force English Thesaurus

Eddie delivered a blow with all his force

force in oblige English Thesaurus

courts are obliged to act in accordance with the strict rules of the law

Delta Force British & World English

An elite American military force whose main responsibilities are rescue operations and special forces work

force-feed British & World English

Force (a person or animal) to eat food

force field British & World English

(Chiefly in science fiction) an invisible barrier of force

force play British & World 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 British & World English

A pump used to move water or other liquid under greater than ambient pressure

force-ripe British & World English

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

life force British & World English

The force that gives something its vitality or strength

task force British & World English

An armed force organized for a special operation

third force British & World English

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

vital force British & World English

The energy or spirit which animates living creatures; the soul

Defence Force British & World English

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

force majeure British & World English

Unforeseeable circumstances that prevent someone from fulfilling a contract

labour force British & World English

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

Lorentz force British & World English

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

nuclear force British & World English

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

police force British & World English

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

strike force British & World 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 British & World English

Another term for coercivity.

force feedback British & World English

The simulating 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 British & World English

The official aircraft of the President of the United States

centrifugal force British & World English

A force, arising from the body’s inertia, which appears to act on a body moving in a circular path and is directed away from the centre around which the body is moving

centripetal force British & World English

A force which acts on a body moving in a circular path and is directed towards the centre around which the body is moving

force the pace British & World English

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

line of force British & World English

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

by main force British & World English

Through sheer strength

show of force British & World English

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

tour de force British & World English

A performance or achievement that has been accomplished or managed with great skill

tour de force English Thesaurus

such pictures are by no means simply a technical tour de force

Air Force One New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

official aircraft of the US president

electromotive force British & World English

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


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