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Pronunciation: /fɔʀs/

nom féminin


  • donner force exemples
    to give many an example
    avec force excuses/remerciements
    with profuse apologies/thanks

also: à force de locution prépositive

  • réussir à force de patience/travail
    to succeed by dint of patience/hard work
    à force d'économies or d'économiser, elle a pu l'acheter
    by saving very hard, she was able to buy it
    il est aphone à force de crier
    he shouted so much (that) he lost his voice
    à force de frotter, tu vas le déchirer
    if you keep on rubbing it, you'll tear it
    à force, elle l'a cassé [familier]
    she ended up breaking it


force d'action rapide

force d'âme

force de dissuasion

force de frappe

force d'interposition

force d'intervention

force de la nature

force de pénétration

force publique

forces de l'ordre

  • forces of law and order

forces vives

  • life blood non dénombrable

Force ouvrière

, FO
  • (Politique)
    (French trade union)

Forces françaises de l'intérieur

  • (Histoire)
    (Resistance forces operating in France during the Second World War)

Forces françaises libres

  • (Histoire)
    Free French Forces
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feminine: forcée
Pronunciation: /fɔʀse/

participe passé

participe passé adjectif

  • 4 [familier] (inéluctable)c'est forcé!
    there's no way around it! [familier]
    c'est forcé qu'il/elle fasse
    he's/she's bound to do
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