Definition of a force to reckon with
- When she won her first three matches, the other players realized that she was a force to reckon with.
: 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
: to do violence to
: to compel by physical, moral, or intellectual means
: to make or cause especially through natural or logical necessity
: estimate, compute
: to determine by reference to a fixed basis
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