In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(strength, violence)fuerza femininewinds of hurricane force — vientos de fuerza huracanada
- a force eight gale — vientos de fuerza ocho
- he took the full force of the blow — recibió toda la fuerza / el impacto del golpe
- the police were out in force — había una gran presencia policial
- through force of circumstances the plans had to be changed — razones de fuerza mayor nos hicieron cambiar de planes
- force of habit — fuerza de la costumbre
- force of numbers guaranteed their victory — su superioridad numérica les garantizó la victoria
- sheer force of numbers necessitated a change of venue — el gran número de asistentes (/ inscripciones etc. ) hizo necesario un cambio de local
- Magnetic levitation occurs when the magnetic force is strong enough to overcome gravity and balance a body's weight.
- There is a sponginess underfoot; a greater upward force to your movements.
- Our whole trade is one of sufferance and compulsion, and by force alone can be maintained…
- The Earth has very large mass and is unlikely to encounter sufficient force to slow its motion.
- Vertical impact force is the stress placed on the body as a result of contacting the ground during movement.
- He grabbed my wrists so strongly that his force obligated my body to stand up.
- Either by force or by coercion, any sprouting counter-power will be neutralized.
- In Christ we learn that God is in control, but not as a ruthless tyrant ruling by force and intimidation.
- At times, hunting parties encountered other camps of women, and they took them by force under threat of death.
- They stopped the tribal wars, first by agreements and then by force.
- Who acts on the principle that violence, force and the threat of bloodshed are worthy tools of diplomacy?
- He does not impose Himself by force, nor does He claim people under duress.
- And if you go back far enough, just about all of it was originally taken by force.
- The Pump Engine adjoining the tread wheels was put in motion by human force.
- For example, a skeleton pirouettes and does a handstand to show how the body distributes force.
- Sovereignty could be transferred by force or by treaty, but it had to be transferred.
- None the less, muscles on the whole can be controlled to produce a wide range of force and delicate motions.
- Subjectivity and conscious agency, then, are as potent as any physical force.
- Draped over the bench like this the body takes the full force of recoil, with no flexibility to absorb the jolt.
- A negative pressure or suction force is then applied across the wound via a drainage tube embedded in the foam.
- The only way to beat the dust out of a dirty carpet is to get the total force of the body, hands and arms behind the hit.
- One horse is biddable and can learn to obey commands, but the other is both deaf and violent, and so can be controlled only by force.
- Originally, this force was attributed to an actomyosin system similar to muscle.
- It dominated Indonesia by force and had an extensive network of factories throughout Asia.
- It was like a small explosion of force, launching Joren backward several feet.
- Another road is to wait until someone else has produced wealth, and then to seize it by force and violence.
- If the guilty won't hold up their hands and confess, he and the Generals will ferret them out by force.
- The power to hoist such weight is not all brute strength - though physical force is crucial.
- You can't get somebody to do something by force, by duress, by overcoming their will.
- The driving force for water movement can change with environmental conditions and with location in the plant.
- A final blow, White now threatens checkmate in one move and Black is lost by force.
- As Ibrahim counsels, it is a mistake to believe that force can eliminate Islamist movements.
- His body took the full force of the blast; he didn't stand a chance.
- The bombs on the inside edge exploded first, and their force sent my body hurling faster.
- Secondly, China continues to threaten to resolve the Taiwan issue by force.
- From the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven has suffered violence, and the violent take it by force.
- Finally the tears fall, fast and hard as the sobs wrack her slim body with their force.
- Thus, freedom of speech is converted from a human right into a tool of oppression that must be blunted by force.
- This seemed to add weight to the idea that bodies in motion had their own force.
1.2(coercion)fuerza feminineto take sth by force — apoderarse de algo por la fuerza
- to use/resort to force — hacer uso de/recurrir a la fuerza
- by force of arms — por la fuerza de las armas
2.1Physicsfuerza femininethe force of gravity — la fuerza de (la) gravedad
- It is worth emphasising that there is a major step to be made from an inverse square law of force to explain planetary motion and a universal law of gravitation.
- This is analogous to the way in which electrons experience the weak force while photons do not.
- In many ways, however, the weak force resembles the electromagnetic force.
- Because of the increased mass, more force is needed to accelerate the object.
- If the spin and field are left antiparallel, the attractive force will slow the vibration.
2.2(influential thing, person)fuerza femininesocial/political forces — fuerzas sociales/políticas
- the forces of conservatism/liberalism/evil — las fuerzas del conservadurismo/liberalismo/mal
- he is a major force in the Church — es una figura de mucho peso en la Iglesia
- she's a force to be reckoned with — no se puede menos que tenerla en cuenta
- to join forces with sb — unirse a algn
- Nara too pointed out that only if Japan, India and China could form an alliance, Asia could prove to be a force for peace.
- They see the global power of capitalism as a force for good in the world.
- Murdoch is well aware of the massive global power he wields as a force for liberty and the empowerment of the individual.
- Since the end of the Second World War, Canada has prided itself on being a force for international justice.
- I believe in fair play and have always endeavoured to be a force for good in politics.
- Our democratic government becomes a force for good because it reflects those values.
- The Internet can be a force for much good, for the dissemination of information, for the education of the masses.
- That is why it is important to throw up pioneering ideas so the government will be able to see this as a force for change and a chance to seize a lead for Britain.
- Whether the expansion of such influences is a force for good or evil depends on the character of any given nation.
- Much discussion in our modern world revolves around the concept of globalization and whether it is a force for good or evil.
- It may not be fashionable to say it but America has long been a force for good in international relations.
- He truly believes in the United States as a force for Good in the world, and who am I to criticize him for that?
- He's a force for evil now, whether or not he ever was anything but.
- So too the wider process (of which the telephone is part) can be a force for good or ill.
- The brand evangelists will tell you that brands are a force for good.
- If you are a force for change in the universe, what do you seek to change and how?
- This is a paean to the power and value of globalisation as a force for good.
- Let me be a force for you in my life, my Church, my Community, my City, and my Country!
- As such, it became a force for exclusion rather than inclusion.
- The Catholic church may well be a force for intolerance and reaction.
3(of argument, personality)fuerza feminine
4(group of people)fuerza femininethe (armed) forces — las fuerzas armadas
- the (police) force — la policía
- our sales force — nuestro personal de ventas
5(validity)fuerza feminineit has the force of law — tiene fuerza de ley
- to come into force — entrar en vigor / vigencia
- to be in force — estar en vigor / vigencia
1(compel)to force sb to + inf — obligar / forzar a algn a + inf
- to force sb into -ing
- I had to force myself to eat — tuve que obligarme a comer
- he forced her into accepting his terms — la obligó / forzó a aceptar sus condiciones
- they were forced to sell/into selling — se vieron obligados / forzados a vender
- I am forced to admit that … — me veo obligado a admitir que …
2(bring about, obtain)(change/action) provocarto force a vote on sth — hacer que algo se someta a votación
3(extort)to force sth out of / from sb
- they had to force the secret out of him / from him — le tuvieron que arrancar el secreto a la fuerza
4(impose)to force sth on sb
- the decision was forced on us by events — los acontecimientos nos obligaron a tomar esa decisión
- I didn't want to take the money, but she forced it on me — yo no quería el dinero pero me obligó a aceptarlo
- it's been forced on us by management — la dirección nos lo ha impuesto
- I don't want to force myself on you if you're busy — no lo quiero imponerle mi presencia si está ocupado
5(exert pressure, push, drive)(handle/knob) forzarif it won't go in, don't try to force it — si no entra, no lo fuerces
- to force a door open — forzar una puerta
- she could force back her tears no longer — ya no podía contener el llanto
- she was forced out of the race by engine trouble — se vio obligada a retirarse de la carrera por problemas de motor
- he forced the lid off — le sacó la tapa a la fuerza
- to force a bill through Congress — hacer que se apruebe un proyecto de ley
- they forced their way in — entraron por la fuerza
6(break open)(door/lock) forzarto force an entry — entrar por la fuerza
7(produce with difficulty)he forced out a shaky laugh — soltó una risita forzada
- he has to force the high notes — tiene que forzar las notas altas
- it's forcing it to call him a genius — calificarlo de genio es decir demasiado
8(speed up)(plant) acelerar el crecimiento deto force the pace — forzar la marcha
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