force back


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Related to force back: back and forth
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.force back - cause to move back by force or influence; "repel the enemy"; "push back the urge to smoke"; "beat back the invaders"
drive - cause to move rapidly by striking or throwing with force; "drive the ball far out into the field"
push, force - move with force, "He pushed the table into a corner"
Translations

w>force back

vt sepzurückdrängen; tearsunterdrücken
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Could you have seen those mighty muscles knotting under the brown skin--could you have seen them force back those awful fangs--you too would have thought him invincible.
If for me more than for any other it was torture to have no right to give expression to the impulses of my heart, to force back into its depths the burning words that treacherously wrong the yet more ardent emotions which strive to find an utterance in speech; I found, nevertheless, in the merest trifles a channel through which my passionate love poured itself forth but the more vehemently for this constraint, till every least occurrence came to have an excessive importance.
Yelling that they were there, the two rescuers pried the door up about two feet and sprayed the fire extinguisher and hose underneath to force back the flames.

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