Translation of forced in Spanish:

forced

Pronunciation: /fɔːrst; fɔːst/

adj

  • 1 (before noun/delante del nombre) 1.1 (compulsory) [labor] forzado; [attendance] obligatorio 1.2 (due to necessity) [landing/stopover] forzoso
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    • But the Police Reform Act 2002 had added in the power to require the forced resignation of a chief constable.
    • We would probably not today know of police coercion, brutality, forced confessions and rigged trials.
    • The French set up a bureaucracy to administer the colony and collected taxes and requisitioned forced labor.
  • 2 (unnatural, false) [smile/gesture] forzado
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    • There are some very forced and unnatural interpretations in this book.
    • The people you meet there are all the same too, and underneath the forced smiles and jaded handshakes you detect great reservoirs of boredom.
    • It took a second, and a forced effort, for everything to come back into focus.

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