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force 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Verb
/fôrs/,
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forces, plural;
  1. Make a way through or into by physical strength; break open by force
    • - they broke into Fred's house and forced every cupboard door with ax or crowbar
  2. Drive or push into a specified position or state using physical strength or against resistance
    • - she forced her feet into flat leather sandals
    • - Fields was forced out as director
  3. Achieve or bring about (something) by coercion or effort
    • - Sabine forced a smile
    • - she forced her way up the ladder
  4. Push or strain (something) to the utmost
    • - she knew if she forced it she would rip it
  5. Artificially hasten the development or maturity of (a plant)

  6. Make (someone) do something against their will
    • - she was forced into early retirement
    • - the universities were forced to cut staff
  7. Rape (a woman)

  8. Put out (a runner), or cause (a runner) to be put out, at the base to which they are advancing when they are forced to run on a batted ball
    • - I was forced at second base as the first half of a double play
  9. (in cards) Make a play or bid that compels another player to make (a particular response); make a play or bid that compels (another player) to make such a response
    • - East could force declarer to ruff another spade
Noun
  1. Strength or energy as an attribute of physical action or movement
    • - he was thrown backward by the force of the explosion
  2. An influence tending to change the motion of a body or produce motion or stress in a stationary body. The magnitude of such an influence is often calculated by multiplying the mass of the body by its acceleration

  3. A person or thing regarded as exerting power or influence
    • - he might still be a force for peace and unity
  4. Used with a number as a measure of wind strength on the Beaufort scale
    • - a force-nine gale
  5. Coercion or compulsion, esp. with the use or threat of violence
    • - they ruled by law and not by force
  6. Mental or moral strength or power
    • - the force of popular opinion
  7. The state of being in effect or valid
    • - the law came into force in January
  8. The powerful effect of something
    • - the force of her writing is undiminished
  9. An organized body of military personnel or police
    • - a soldier in a UN peacekeeping force
  10. Troops and weaponry
    • - concealment from enemy forces
    • - a battle between the forces of good and evil
  11. A group of people brought together and organized for a particular activity
    • - a sales force
  12. A police department

  13. A force out

  14. A situation in which a force out is possible


  1. a powerful effect or influence; "the force of his eloquence easily persuaded them"
  2. coerce: to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :"She forced him to take a job in the city"; "He squeezed her for information"
  3. (physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity; "force equals mass times acceleration"
  4. impel: urge or force (a person) to an action; constrain or motivate
  5. physical energy or intensity; "he hit with all the force he could muster"; "it was destroyed by the strength of the gale"; "a government has not the vitality and forcefulness of a living man"
  6. push: move with force, "He pushed the table into a corner"
  7. In physics, a force is any influence that causes a free body to undergo an acceleration. Force can also be described by intuitive concepts such as a push or pull that can cause an object with mass to change its velocity (which includes to begin moving from a state of rest), i.e. ...
  8. Forcé is a commune in the Mayenne department in north-western France.
  9. In baseball, a force is a situation when a baserunner is compelled (or forced) to vacate his time-of-pitch base—and thus try to advance to the next base—because the batter became a runner. ...
  10. Force, first produced in 1901 by Force Food Company, one of three American companies owned by Edward Ellsworth and advertised using a popular cartoon figure called Sunny Jim, was the first commercially successful wheat flake cereal. ...
  11. Force is a fictional character that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character first appears in Prince Namor, the Savage Sub-Mariner #67 (Nov. 1972) and was created by Steve Gerber and Don Heck.
  12. In the field of law, the word force has two main meanings: unlawful violence and lawful . "Forced entry" is an expression falling under the category of unlawful violence; "in force" or "forced sale" would be examples of expressions in the category of lawful compulsion.
  13. Anything that is able to make a big change in a person or thing; A physical quantity that denotes ability to push, pull, twist or accelerate a body which is measured in a unit dimensioned in mass × distance/time² (ML/T²): SI: newton (N); CGS: dyne (dyn); A group that aims to attack, control, ...
  14. (Forces) The Army, Royal Air Force, Royal Navy and other services.
  15. (Forces) In the view of John of Damascus, forces constitues an angelic order sometimes identified as powers, sometimes as virtues or authorities. John of damascus places forces 3rd in the 2nd triad of the 9 choirs. their special duty is or was to govern earthly affairs.
  16. (Forces) Of the Gentiles (Isa 60:5, Isa 60:11; R.V., "the wealth of the nations") denotes the wealth of the heathen. The whole passage means that the wealth of the Gentile world should be consecrated to the service of the church.
  17. (Forces) You want to catch and remedy single, isolated errors. You also want to catch errors that aren't easily detected in isolation but result from interaction between modules. You sometimes must catch multiple concurrent errors. ...
  18. (forces) [DSMC] Broadly, the fighting elements (combatant) of the overall defense structure; units, equipment, etc., shown in the future years defense program. ...
  19. The four forces that are always acting on a moving object are: Lift, Thrust, Drag and Weight (or gravity)
  20. Force can either be applied by the body (i.e. through muscular effort) or to the body. When doing 'work' the body uses muscles to generate force to allow for movement of body segments, to resist the 'force' of objects being lifted / carried, or to apply force to an object to move it. ...
  21. necessary to the preservation of a society because people have innate aggressive, incestuous, and cannibalistic tendencies and won't work unless coerced. ...
  22. The push or pull that alters the motion of a moving body or moves a stationary body; the unit of force is the dyne or poundal; force is equal to mass time velocity divided by time.
  23. The process by which a voice-authorized transaction is key-entered to be settled electronically with a batch of transactions. Also known as a post-auth.
  24. Something which changes the state of rest or motion of something.
  25. an external cause for acceleration in a physical system