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force something ↔ down

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishforce something ↔ down phrasal verb1 DFFORCE somebody TO DO somethingto make yourself eat or drink something, although you do not want it I forced down a piece of stale bread.2 TTAto make a plane land by threatening to attack it The hijacked plane was forced down by military jets. force→ See Verb table
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force downAside from popularity, a number of forces can push a particular stock up or force it down.It was brackish, laced with gypsum, but she forced it down, and she filled the bottles.Mr Orlando was forced to step down as mayor despite his popularity with the voters.The United States entered World War I, and Curtiss was forced to shut down before Neta had a chance to solo.It was forced to back down both ti! mes.Globalisation has been one factor forcing prices down, but privatisation and increased regulation have led to a tougher competitive environment.Just 16 percent of the work force now, down from 2O-25 percent ten years ago.Nearly all interviewees claimed they had been forced to cut down on food and fuel and many reported ill health.
From Longman Business Dictionaryforce something → down phrasal verb [transitive] to make something go down in priceThe price could fall to £100, forced down by competition from Asian producers. force→ See Verb table
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Verb table
force
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyforce
he, she, itforces
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyforced
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave forced
he, she, ithas forced
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad forced
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill force
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have forced
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam forcing
he, she, itis forcing
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you, we, theyare forcing
Past
I, he, she, itwas forcing
you, we, theywere forcing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been forcing
he, she, ithas been forcing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been forcing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be forcing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been forcing
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