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bring about by force
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  • bring — W1S1 [brıŋ] v past tense and past participle brought [bro:t US bro:t] [T] [: Old English; Origin: bringan] 1.) a) to take something or someone with you to the place where you are now, or to the place you are talking about →↑take ▪ Did you bring… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bring — ► VERB (past and past part. brought) 1) carry or accompany to a place. 2) cause to be in a particular position, state, or condition. 3) cause (someone) to receive (specified income or profit). 4) (bring oneself to do) force oneself to do… …   English terms dictionary

  • force — n 1 *power, energy, strength, might, puissance Analogous words: *stress, strain, pressure, tension: *speed, velocity, momentum, impetus, headway 2 Force, violence, compulsion, coercion, duress, constraint, restraint denote the exercise or the… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • force — ► NOUN 1) physical strength or energy as an attribute of action or movement. 2) Physics an influence tending to change the motion of a body or produce motion or stress in a stationary body. 3) coercion backed by the use or threat of violence. 4)… …   English terms dictionary

  • force — forceable, adj. forceless, adj. forcer, n. forcingly, adv. /fawrs, fohrs/, n., v., forced, forcing. n. 1. physical power or strength possessed by a living being: He used all his force in opening the window. 2. strength or power exerted upon an… …   Universalium

  • force — /fɔs / (say faws) noun 1. strength; impetus; intensity of effect. 2. might, as of a ruler or realm; strength for war. 3. strength or power exerted upon an object; physical coercion; violence: to use force in order to do something; to use force on …   Australian English dictionary

  • force — force1 W1S3 [fo:s US fo:rs] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(military)¦ 2¦(military action)¦ 3¦(violence)¦ 4¦(physical power)¦ 5¦(natural power)¦ 6¦(organized group)¦ 7¦(strong influence)¦ 8¦(powerful effect)¦ 9 join/combine forces (with somebody/something) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • force — [[t]fɔrs, foʊrs[/t]] n. v. forced, forc•ing 1) physical power or strength: to pull with all one s force[/ex] 2) strength exerted upon an object; physical coercion; violence: to use force to open a door[/ex] 3) strength; energy; power: the force… …   From formal English to slang

  • bring — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. fetch, carry, convey, conduct; command (a price); cause, occasion. See transportation. Ant., leave. II (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To transport] Syn. convey, take along, carry, bear, fetch, deliver,… …   English dictionary for students

  • force someone's hand — verb Bring about a situation which necessitates an agent to act, often causing a plan to be executed prematurely …   Wiktionary


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