force–feed

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verb \ˈfȯrs-ˌfēd\

Definition of force–feed

force–fed

play \ˈfȯrs-ˌfed\;

force–feeding

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to feed (as an animal) by forcible administration of food

  3. 2 :  to force to take in force–feed students the classics —also used with a single object force–feed the classics to students force–feed students with the classics

1901

First Known Use of force–feed

1901


FORCE–FEED Defined for English Language Learners

force–feed

play
verb \ˈfȯrs-ˌfēd\

Definition of force–feed for English Language Learners

  • : to make (a person or animal) eat by physically putting food down the throat

  • : to force (someone) to read, listen to, or learn (something)

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