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in force

Definition of in force

  1. 1 :  in large numbers <Picnickers were out in force today.>

  2. 2 of a law, rule, etc. :  actually working or operating :  in effect <The ban remains in force.> <The resolution remains in full force.>



Word by Word Definitions

forceplay
  1. :  strength or energy exerted or brought to bear :  cause of motion or change :  active power

    : used with a number to indicate the strength of the wind according to the Beaufort scale

    :  moral or mental strength

  1. :  to do violence to

    :  rape

    :  to compel by physical, moral, or intellectual means


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