force-feed
force-feed force-feed v. t. to feed (someone) against his will, as during a hunger strike. [WordNet 1.5]

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  • force-feed — n. a method of lubricating internal combustion engines in which a pump forces oil into the engine bearings. Syn: lubricating system, force feed lubricating system, force feed, pressure feed lubricating system, pressure feed. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • force-feed — (v.) by 1909, from FORCE (Cf. force) + FEED (Cf. feed) (v.). Related: Force fed; force feeding …   Etymology dictionary

  • force-feed — ☆ force feed [fôrs′fēd΄ ] vt. force fed, force feeding to feed by force, esp. by means of a tube passing down the throat to the stomach …   English World dictionary

  • force-feed — force feeds, force feeding, force fed VERB If you force feed a person or animal, you make them eat or drink by pushing food or drink down their throat. [V n] Production of the foie gras pâté involves force feeding geese and ducks so that their… …   English dictionary

  • force-feed — force ,feed verb transitive 1. ) to force food or drink down a person s or animal s throat, usually with a tube 2. ) to force someone to learn information or accept opinions: As children we were force fed religion …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • force-feed — past tense and past participle force fed v [T] to force someone to eat by putting food down their throat …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • force-feed — force′ feed′ v. t. fed, feed•ing 1) to compel to take food 2) to compel to absorb or assimilate • Etymology: 1905–10 …   From formal English to slang

  • force-feed — ► VERB ▪ force to eat food …   English terms dictionary

  • force feed — noun mechanical system of lubricating internal combustion engines in which a pump forces oil into the engine bearings • Syn: ↑lubricating system, ↑force feed lubricating system, ↑pressure feed lubricating system, ↑pressure feed • Hypernyms:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • force-feed — transitive verb ( fed; feeding) Date: 1901 1. to feed (as an animal) by forcible administration of food 2. to force to take in < force feed students the classics > also used with a single object < force feed the classics to students > < force… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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