[ fawrs-feed, fohrs- ]
/ ˈfɔrsˈfid, ˈfoʊrs- /
verb (used with object), force-fed, force-feed·ing.
to compel to take food, especially by means of a tube inserted into the throat: They force-fed the prisoners in the hunger strike.
to compel to absorb or assimilate: The recruits were force-fed a military attitude.
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- force play,
- force pump,
- force someone's hand,
- force to be reckoned with,
- force-field analysis,
Origin of force-feed
First recorded in 1905–10
lubrication under pressure, as from a pump, used especially in internal-combustion engines.
Origin of force feed
First recorded in 1915–20
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Examples from the Web for force-feed
One o' these days I'll have to force-feed you if you won't pay no mind to your own nourishment!Tom Swift and the Electronic Hydrolung|Victor Appleton
verb -feeds, -feeding or -fed (tr)
to force (a person or animal) to eat or swallow food
to force (someone) to receive opinions, propaganda, etc
noun force feed
a method of lubrication in which a pump forces oil into the bearings of an engine, etc
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