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Force back   /fɔrs bæk/   Listen
Force back

Cause to move back by force or influence.  Synonyms: beat back, drive, push back, repel, repulse.  "Push back the urge to smoke" , "Beat back the invaders"

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"Force back" Quotes from Famous Books

... his tents, and, under the impulse of his excessive fear, hurried his troops off to Philadelphia. Washington regretfully and sorrowfully marched the Virginia force back to Williamsburg. News of the disaster had reached that place before his arrival, causing great excitement and sorrow; but when the people looked upon his shattered and diminished force, their hearts were touched, and their fears greatly augmented. ...
— From Farm House to the White House • William M. Thayer

... of the Triple Entente in motion in order to force back Germany and Austria-Hungary ...
— What Germany Thinks - The War as Germans see it • Thomas F. A. Smith

... and fine saw, a bottle of oil, and a thin strip of straight iron. He now mounted the ladder and, after carefully examining the window—which was of the make which we call, in England, latticed—he inserted the strip of iron, and tried to force back the fastening. This he failed in doing, being afraid to use much force lest the fastening should give suddenly, with a crash. He had, however, ascertained the ...
— The Young Franc Tireurs - And Their Adventures in the Franco-Prussian War • G. A. Henty

... answered the other, driven headlong into speech and action by a maddening temptation to reveal the truth. "Two!" he repeated, his breath bursting from him in deep, heavy gasps, as he tried vainly to force back the horrible words. "The ghost of a man like you, drowning in the cabin! And the ghost of a man like me, turning the lock of the ...
— Armadale • Wilkie Collins

Words linked to "Force back" :   attract, repel, push back, beat back, force, drive, repulse, push

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