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force a door/lock/window

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishforce a door/lock/windowforce a door/lock/windowto open a door etc using physical strength, often causing damage I forced the lock on the cupboard to see what was inside. force
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force a door/lock/windowThe burglars are believed to have forced a window.House raid: Intruders forced a window at the front of a house in Ripon.The forced door especially terrified me.He'd forced a window to get into the ground floor maisonette in the Belmont area of Hereford.
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