a force to reckon with

noun phrase
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of a force to reckon with

:someone who is strong and cannot be ignored
  • When she won her first three matches, the other players realized that she was a force to reckon with.

Word by Word Definitions

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

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

  3. : moral or mental strength

  1. : to do violence to

  2. : to compel by physical, moral, or intellectual means

  3. : to make or cause especially through natural or logical necessity

reckon play
  1. : count

  2. : estimate, compute

  3. : to determine by reference to a fixed basis


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