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Learner's definition of FORCE  
[noncount]  : physical strength, power, or effect
[noncount]  : power or violence used on a person or thing
[noncount]  : strength or power that is not physical
technical  : a natural power or effect that is able to change the speed or direction of something
— see also centrifugal force
[count]  : something (such as rain or wind) that occurs in nature and that can be very powerful — usually plural — sometimes used figuratively
: a group of soldiers trained to fight in a war
— see also air force
   b  [count]  : a group of people who do a particular job or are available for a particular purpose
— see also task force
   c  the Force informal  : police force
   d  the forces British  : armed forces
[count]  : a person or group that has the power to do something or make something happen
— used to describe the strength of a wind
[count]baseball  : force-out

in force

: in large numbers
of a law, rule, etc.  : actually working or operating

into force

: into the condition of actually working or operating

join forces

alsocombine forces
: to begin working together in order to achieve something — often + with

moving force

— see moving
— see also tour de force
Learner's definition of FORCE  
[+ object]
: to make (someone) do something that he or she does not want to do
: to make it necessary for (someone) to do something
   b  : to make (something) necessary
   c  : to cause the occurrence of (something that other people do not want to happen)
: to move (someone or something) by physical effort
   b  : to cause (something) to open by using physical effort or violence
: to produce (something, such as a smile) by making an effort
baseball  : to cause (a runner) to be put out by means of a force-out

force on/upon

[phrasal verb]
force (someone or something) on/upon (someone) 
: to cause (someone or something that is not wanted) to be accepted by (someone)

force someone's hand

: to make it necessary for someone to do something

force (something) down someone's throat

— see throat

force the issue

— see 1issue

force your way

: to move ahead by pushing and making people move out of your way
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