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force-feed

(fôrs′fēd′)
tr.v. force-fed (-fĕd′), force-feed·ing, force-feeds
1. To compel to ingest food; feed forcibly, especially by mechanical means.
2. To force to assimilate: prisoners of war being force-fed the party line.

force-feed

vb (tr) , -feeds, -feeding or -fed
1. to force (a person or animal) to eat or swallow food
2. to force (someone) to receive opinions, propaganda, etc
n
(Mechanical Engineering) a method of lubrication in which a pump forces oil into the bearings of an engine, etc

force′-feed′



v.t. -fed, -feed•ing.
1. to compel to take food.
2. to compel to absorb or assimilate.
[1905–10]

force-feed


Past participle: force-fed
Gerund: force-feeding

Imperative
force-feed
force-feed
Present
I force-feed
you force-feed
he/she/it force-feeds
we force-feed
you force-feed
they force-feed
Preterite
I force-fed
you force-fed
he/she/it force-fed
we force-fed
you force-fed
they force-fed
Present Continuous
I am force-feeding
you are force-feeding
he/she/it is force-feeding
we are force-feeding
you are force-feeding
they are force-feeding
Present Perfect
I have force-fed
you have force-fed
he/she/it has force-fed
we have force-fed
you have force-fed
they have force-fed
Past Continuous
I was force-feeding
you were force-feeding
he/she/it was force-feeding
we were force-feeding
you were force-feeding
they were force-feeding
Past Perfect
I had force-fed
you had force-fed
he/she/it had force-fed
we had force-fed
you had force-fed
they had force-fed
Future
I will force-feed
you will force-feed
he/she/it will force-feed
we will force-feed
you will force-feed
they will force-feed
Future Perfect
I will have force-fed
you will have force-fed
he/she/it will have force-fed
we will have force-fed
you will have force-fed
they will have force-fed
Future Continuous
I will be force-feeding
you will be force-feeding
he/she/it will be force-feeding
we will be force-feeding
you will be force-feeding
they will be force-feeding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been force-feeding
you have been force-feeding
he/she/it has been force-feeding
we have been force-feeding
you have been force-feeding
they have been force-feeding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been force-feeding
you will have been force-feeding
he/she/it will have been force-feeding
we will have been force-feeding
you will have been force-feeding
they will have been force-feeding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been force-feeding
you had been force-feeding
he/she/it had been force-feeding
we had been force-feeding
you had been force-feeding
they had been force-feeding
Conditional
I would force-feed
you would force-feed
he/she/it would force-feed
we would force-feed
you would force-feed
they would force-feed
Past Conditional
I would have force-fed
you would have force-fed
he/she/it would have force-fed
we would have force-fed
you would have force-fed
they would have force-fed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.force-feed - feed someone who will not or cannot eat
feed, give - give food to; "Feed the starving children in India"; "don't give the child this tough meat"
Translations

force-feed

[ˈfɔːsfiːd] (force-fed (pt, pp)) VTalimentar a la fuerza

force-feed

vb: pret, ptp <force-fed>
vtzwangsernähren
n (Tech) → Druckschmierung f

force-feed

[ˈfɔːsˌfiːd] (force-fed (pt, pp)) vtsottoporre ad alimentazione forzata
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