force (something) down

idiom

: to swallow (something) by making an effort
The medicine tasted awful, but I managed to force it down.

Examples of force (something) down in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The goal is to force down the numbers to prevent an itchy tsunami later. Lila Seidman, Los Angeles Times, 25 Apr. 2024 Critics counter that a surge in immigration can force down pay, particularly for low-income workers, a category that often includes immigrants who have lived in the United States longer. Paul Wiseman, Fortune, 12 Apr. 2024 The administration has also pushed for legislation to expand who can legally force down a drone — an authority that under current law is generally limited to federal agents. David Ingram, NBC News, 14 Jan. 2024 Nickens Lemba was a force down low for Southport, finishing with 15 points and nine rebounds. Tom Moor, The Indianapolis Star, 2 Mar. 2022 With Bueckers out for an extended period of time, and the others potentially not returning until after the holidays, Juhász will continue to be looked upon to be a force down low. Alexa Philippou, courant.com, 12 Dec. 2021 This frictional force will push up the incline and decrease the net force down the incline. Rhett Allain, Wired, 29 Apr. 2021 There were concerns that a fourth plane, which passengers would later force down in a field in Shanksville, PA, was headed for the Capitol Building, which was being evacuated. Brian Bennett, Time, 10 Sep. 2021 Nelson-Ododa has been a steadying force down low and is coming off four straight games where she’s reached double figures in scoring. Alexa Philippou, courant.com, 22 Jan. 2022

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“Force (something) down.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/force%20%28something%29%20down. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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