force on/upon

phrasal verb

forced on/upon; forcing on/upon; forces on/upon
: to cause (someone or something that is not wanted) to be accepted by (someone)
They resent having these decisions forced on them.
I don't like the way he keeps forcing himself on us.

Examples of force on/upon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Loss of cabin pressure caused oxygen masks to drop from the ceiling and the force from air being sucked out of the plane exerted force on passengers and crew. Julia Gomez, USA TODAY, 23 Mar. 2024 Prigozhin was the head of the Wagner Group, which ran a key mercenary force on the ground in Ukraine. TIME, 29 Feb. 2024 The San Francisco Police Department is 18 times as likely to use force on Black residents compared to white residents and 5 times as likely to use force on Hispanic residents compared to white residents, according to data released in November 2023. Calmatters, The Mercury News, 27 Feb. 2024 Garber announced the formation of the task force on January 19, just 38 days ago. Matt Egan, CNN, 25 Feb. 2024 In addition to her success on Billboard’s marquee albums and singles charts, Minogue has also proven herself to be a dominant force on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs. Kyle Denis, Billboard, 23 Feb. 2024 Some of the update, though far from all of it, is about complying with the European Union, whose Digital Markets Act comes into force on March 6, 2024. David Phelan, Forbes, 16 Feb. 2024 Born in Italy to Chilean parents and raised between Sweden and Rome before moving to the U.S. for film school, the multilingual exec has been a force on the indie film scene since her first job, straight out of UCLA, for Mark Damon’s MDP Worldwide. Scott Roxborough, The Hollywood Reporter, 16 Feb. 2024 The City Council rejected a 2022 recommendation by its task force on homelessness to provide funds for an alternate sleeping area where tents could be set up outside the city limits. Ruben Vives, Los Angeles Times, 13 Feb. 2024

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“Force on/upon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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