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forcing

verb
present participle of force

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1 to cause (a person) to give in to pressure
  • the public outcry from the scandal forced the mayor to resign
  • road construction forced them to take an alternate route

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2 to engage in sexual activity and especially intercourse with a person unwilling or unable to give consent
  • was accused of forcing a woman

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  • date raping
  • gang raping
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“Forcing.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/forcing. Accessed 21 Oct. 2021.

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