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  • a putout of a base runner who is required to run; the putout is accomplished by holding the ball while touching the base to which the runner must advance before the runner reaches that base
    • the shortstop got the runner at second on a force
  • (of a law) having legal validity
    • the law is still in effect
  • a group of people having the power of effective action
    • he joined forces with a band of adventurers
  • one possessing or exercising power or influence or authority
    • the mysterious presence of an evil power
    • may the force be with you
    • the forces of evil
  • an act of aggression (as one against a person who resists)
    • he may accomplish by craft in the long run what he cannot do by force and violence in the short one
  • a unit that is part of some military service
    • he sent Caesar a force of six thousand men
  • group of people willing to obey orders
    • a public force is necessary to give security to the rights of citizens
  • 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
  • (physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity
    • force equals mass times acceleration
  • a powerful effect or influence
    • the force of his eloquence easily persuaded them
  • take by force
    • Storm the fort
  • do forcibly; exert force
    • Don't force it!
  • cause to move by pulling
    • draw a wagon
    • pull a sled
  • force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically
    • She rammed her mind into focus
    • He drives me mad
  • squeeze like a wedge into a tight space
    • I squeezed myself into the corner
  • impose urgently, importunately, or inexorably
    • She forced her diet fads on him
  • move with force, "He pushed the table into a corner"
  • urge or force (a person) to an action; constrain or motivate
  • 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
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