Translation of force in Spanish:
- 1 uncountable 1.1 (strength, violence) winds of hurricane forcevientos de fuerza huracanadaa force eight gale he took the full force of the blowrecibió toda la fuerza or el impacto del golpethe police were out in forcehabía una gran presencia policialthrough force of circumstances the plans had to be changedrazones de fuerza mayor nos hicieron cambiar de planesforce of habitla fuerza de la costumbreforce of numbers guaranteed their victorysu superioridad numérica les garantizó la victoriasheer force of numbers necessitated a change of venueel gran número de asistentes ( or inscripciones etc. ) hizo necesario un cambio de localExample sentences
Example sentences1.2 (coercion) to take something by force
- Subjectivity and conscious agency, then, are as potent as any physical force.
- The power to hoist such weight is not all brute strength - though physical force is crucial.
- There is a sponginess underfoot; a greater upward force to your movements.
apoderarse de algo por la fuerzato use/resort to forcehacer uso de/recurrir a la fuerzaby force of arms [literary]por la fuerza de las armas
- Either by force or by coercion, any sprouting counter-power will be neutralized.
- At times, hunting parties encountered other camps of women, and they took them by force under threat of death.
- Our whole trade is one of sufferance and compulsion, and by force alone can be maintained…
- 2 2.1 countable and uncountable (Physics) the force of gravityla fuerza de (la) gravedad
la gravedadExample sentences2.2 countable (influential thing, person) social/political forces
fuerzas sociales/políticasthe forces of conservatism/liberalism/evillas fuerzas del conservadurismo/liberalismo/malhe is a major force in the Churches una figura de mucho peso en la Iglesiashe's a force to be reckoned withno se puede menos que tenerla en cuentato join forces with somebodyunirse a alguien
- This is analogous to the way in which electrons experience the weak force while photons do not.
- It is worth emphasising that there is a major step to be made from an inverse square law of force to explain planetary motion and a universal law of gravitation.
- In many ways, however, the weak force resembles the electromagnetic force.
hacer causa común con alguienExample sentences
- Whether the expansion of such influences is a force for good or evil depends on the character of any given nation.
- I believe in fair play and have always endeavoured to be a force for good in politics.
- Murdoch is well aware of the massive global power he wields as a force for liberty and the empowerment of the individual.
- 3 uncountable (of argument, personality)Example sentences
- An art form that is both abstract and spiritual is a very powerful force - and in a sense transcends mere politics.
- Addiction, which comes from the Latin to enslave, has a powerful rhetorical force in our culture.
- Are we aware of evil's reality yet blind to its force and effects, unable to name and describe it?
- 4 countable (group of people) the (armed) forceslas fuerzas armadasthe (police) forcela policíaour sales forcenuestro personal de ventas
nuestro equipo de vendedoresExample sentences
- In both cases, pro-US political forces brought down governments that were aligned with Moscow.
- Now Ann Summers has a sales force of 7,500 party organisers and 120 shops in the UK.
- It prevented student organization by enlisting a force of students to report on political activity.
- 1 (compel)to force somebody to +
infinitiveobligar or forzar a alguienI had to force myself to eat a+ infinitivetuve que obligarme a comerto force somebody into -inghe forced her into accepting his termsla obligó or forzó a aceptar sus condicionesthey were forced to sell/into sellingse vieron obligados or forzados a venderI am forced to admit that …me veo obligado a admitir que …Example sentences
- Ever troublesome to Napoleon, he was forced into temporary retirement in 1812 at Napoleon's request.
- When he is forced into battle, he hides inside a cannon, and is catapulted into the tent of the enemy's general staff.
- I was again forced into doing commercials by a photographer friend of mine.
- 2 2.1 (bring about, obtain)(action/change)to force a vote on something
provocarhacer que algo se someta a votaciónExample sentences2.2 (extort)to force something
- They forced their way deep into the Keighley half and giant prop Frank Watene forced his way under the posts from acting half just a metre out.
- The men forced their way into the couple's south Essex home, attacked the husband and wife and used a stun-gun on them to keep them subdued.
- He had captained the England Under-19 team and forced his way into the frame with some big hitting for Lancashire.
out ofor fromsomebodythey had to force the secret out of him or from himle tuvieron que arrancar el secreto a la fuerza
- 3 (impose)to force something
onsomebodythe decision was forced on us by eventslos acontecimientos nos obligaron a tomar esa decisiónI didn't want to take the money, but she forced it on meyo no quería el dinero pero me obligó a aceptarloit's been forced on us by managementla dirección nos lo ha impuestoI don't want to force myself on you if you're busyno lo quiero molestar si está ocupadono lo quiero imponerle mi presencia si está ocupado [formal]
- 4 4.1 (exert pressure, push, drive)(knob/handle)if it won't go in, don't try to force it
forzarsi no entra, no lo fuercesto force a door openforzar una puertashe could force back her tears no longerya no podía contener el llantoshe was forced out of the race by engine troublese vio obligada a retirarse de la carrera por problemas de motorhe forced the lid offle sacó la tapa a la fuerzato force a bill through Congresshacer que se apruebe un proyecto de leythey forced their way inentraron por la fuerzaExample sentences
Example sentences4.2 (break open)
- Locks had to be refitted to drugs cupboards which had been forced and emptied.
- She went downstairs and noticed a window at the rear of the house had been forced.
(door/lock)to force an entry
- And no-one, or very few, will be forced out of positions funded by us poor suckers, the taxpayers.
- He has forced himself into the position by gripping the bat right at the bottom of the handle.
- He could barely breath and his body was in pain from the unnatural position he'd forced himself into.
forzarentrar por la fuerza
- 5 (produce with difficulty) he forced out a shaky laughsoltó una risita forzadahe has to force the high notestiene que forzar las notas altasit's forcing it to call him a geniuscalificarlo de genio es decir demasiado
- 6 (speed up)(plant)to force the pace
acelerar el crecimiento deforzar la marchaExample sentences
- For example, bulbs like crocuses and daffodils, which are good at naturalizing, generally do well planted out after forcing.
- The nice thing about forcing Amaryllis bulbs into flower inside the home is that it is so simple to do.
- Bulbs that are used for forcing indoors cannot be forced two years in succession.
- 1 (oblige to land)
obligar a aterrizar
obligar a aterrizar
tragar (a duras penas)
tragar (a duras penas)
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