forzar

forzar(
fohr
-
sahr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to oblige)
a. to force
Los secuestradores lo forzaron a subir al auto.The kidnappers forced him to get into the car.
2. (to break open)
a. to force
Los ladrones forzaron la cerradura.The thieves forced the lock.
3. (to stress)
a. to strain (eyesight or voice)
Fuerzas la vista cada vez que olvidas tus lentes.You strain your sight every time you forget your glasses.
4. (sexually)
a. to rape
Unos tipos la forzaron en el callejón.Some guys raped her in the alley.
forzarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
5. (to make oneself)
a. to force oneself
Todos los días me fuerzo a hacer un poco de ejercicio.Every day, I force myself to get some exercise.
6. (to force)
a. to be forced
Se forzó a los alumnos a participar en algún deporte.The students were forced to participate in a sport.
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forzar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (obligar, empujar)
a. to force
forzar a alguien a hacer algoto force somebody to do something
forzar la vistato strain one's eyes
forzar una cerradurato force a lock
2. (violar)
a. to rape
forzar
transitive verb
1 (obligar) to force
forzar a algn a hacer algo to force sb to do sth; make sb do sth; les forzó a dimitir he forced them to resign; he made them resign
2 [+puerta, cerradura] to force; (Mil) [+ciudadela, fuerte] to storm; take
3 [+ojos, voz] to strain; [+sonrisa] to force
estás forzando la vista you're straining your eyes
4 (violar) to rape
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