Translation of force in Spanish:
- 1 uncountable 1.1 (strength, violence) winds of hurricane forcea force eight gale he took the full force of the blowvientos de fuerza huracanadathe police were out in forcerecibió toda la fuerza or el impacto del golpethrough force of circumstances the plans had to be changedhabía una gran presencia policialforce of habitrazones de fuerza mayor nos hicieron cambiar de planesforce of numbers guaranteed their victoryla fuerza de la costumbresheer force of numbers necessitated a change of venuesu superioridad numérica les garantizó la victoriael 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.
to use/resort to forceapoderarse de algo por la fuerzaby force of arms [literary]hacer uso de/recurrir a la fuerzapor 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 or uncountable (Physics) the force of gravity2.2 countable (influential thing, person) social/political forcesla fuerza de (la) gravedadla gravedadthe forces of conservatism/liberalism/evilfuerzas sociales/políticashe is a major force in the Churchlas fuerzas del conservadurismo/liberalismo/malshe's a force to be reckoned withes una figura de mucho peso en la Iglesiato join forces with somebodyno se puede menos que tenerla en cuentaunirse a alguienhacer 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.
- 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.
- 4 countable (group of people) the (armed) forcesthe (police) forcelas fuerzas armadasour sales forcela policíanuestro personal de ventasnuestro 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.
- 5 uncountable (validity) it has the force of lawto come into forcetiene fuerza de leyto be in forceentrar en vigor or vigenciaestar en vigor or vigenciaExample 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?
- 1 (compel) See examples:to force somebody to +
infinitiveI had to force myself to eatobligar or forzar a alguien a+ infinitiveto force somebodytuve que obligarme a comer into -inghe forced her into accepting his termsthey were forced to sell/into sellingla obligó or forzó a aceptar sus condicionesI am forced to admit that …se vieron obligados or forzados a venderme 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 something2.2 (extort)to force somethinghacer que algo se someta a votación
out ofo fromsomebodythey had to force the secret out of him o from himle tuvieron que arrancar el secreto a la fuerzaExample sentences
- 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.
- 3 (impose)to force something
onsomebodythe decision was forced on us by eventsI didn't want to take the money, but she forced it on melos acontecimientos nos obligaron a tomar esa decisiónit's been forced on us by managementyo no quería el dinero pero me obligó a aceptarloI don't want to force myself on you if you're busyla dirección nos lo ha impuestono lo quiero molestar or [formal] no quiero imponerle mi presencia si está ocupado
- 4 4.1 (exert pressure, push, drive)(knob/handle)if it won't go in, don't try to force itto force a door opensi no entra, no lo fuercesshe could force back her tears no longerforzar una puertashe was forced out of the race by engine troubleya no podía contener el llantohe forced the lid offse vio obligada a retirarse de la carrera por problemas de motorto force a bill through Congressle sacó la tapa a la fuerzathey forced their way inhacer que se apruebe un proyecto de ley4.2 (break open)entraron por la fuerza(door/lock)to force an entryentrar por la fuerzaExample sentences
- 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.
- 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.
- 5 (produce with difficulty) See examples: he forced out a shaky laughhe has to force the high notessoltó una risita forzadait's forcing it to call him a geniustiene que forzar las notas altascalificarlo de genio es decir demasiado
- 6 (speed up)(plant)to force the paceacelerar 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.
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