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Bully vs. Force — What's the Difference?

Bully vs. Force — What's the Difference?

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Bully

A person who habitually seeks to harm or intimidate those whom they perceive as vulnerable
He is a ranting, domineering bully

Force

In physics, a force is any influence that, when unopposed, will change the motion of an object. A force can cause an object with mass to change its velocity (which includes to begin moving from a state of rest), i.e., to accelerate.

Bully

Corned beef.

Force

Strength or energy as an attribute of physical action or movement
He was thrown backwards by the force of the explosion

Bully

An act of starting play in field hockey, in which two opponents strike each other's sticks three times and then go for the ball.
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Force

Coercion or compulsion, especially with the use or threat of violence
They ruled by law and not by force

Bully

Seek to harm, intimidate, or coerce (someone perceived as vulnerable)
A local man was bullied into helping them
Her 11- year-old son has been constantly bullied at school

Force

Mental or moral strength or power
The force of popular opinion

Bully

(in field hockey) start play with a bully.

Force

An organized body of military personnel or police
A British peacekeeping force

Bully

Very good; excellent
The statue really looked bully

Force

A waterfall.

Bully

A person who is habitually cruel or overbearing, especially to smaller, weaker, less popular, or more vulnerable people.

Force

Make a way through or into by physical strength; break open by force
The back door of the bank was forced

Bully

A hired ruffian; a thug.

Force

Make (someone) do something against their will
The universities were forced to cut staff
She was forced into early retirement

Bully

A pimp.

Force

The capacity to do work or cause physical change; energy, strength, or active power
The force of an explosion.

Bully

(Archaic) A fine person.

Force

Power made operative against resistance; exertion
Use force in driving a nail.

Bully

(Archaic) A sweetheart.

Force

The use of physical power or violence to compel or restrain
A confession obtained by force.

Bully

Canned or pickled beef. Also called bully beef.

Force

Intellectual power or vigor, especially as conveyed in writing or speech.

Bully

To hurt or intimidate (someone) in the manner of a bully.

Force

Moral strength.

Bully

To make (one's way) aggressively.

Force

A capacity for affecting the mind or behavior; efficacy
The force of logical argumentation.

Bully

To behave like a bully.

Force

One that possesses such capacity
The forces of evil.

Bully

To force one's way aggressively or by intimidation
“They bully into line at the gas pump” (Martin Gottfried).

Force

A body of persons or other resources organized or available for a certain purpose
A large labor force.

Bully

Excellent; splendid
Did a bully job of persuading the members.

Force

A person or group capable of influential action
A retired senator who is still a force in national politics.

Bully

Used to express approval
Bully for you!.

Force

Military strength.

Bully

A person who is intentionally physically or emotionally cruel to others, especially to those whom they perceive as being vulnerable or of less power or privilege.
A playground bully pushed a girl off the swing.
I noticed you being a bully towards people with disabilities.

Force

A unit of a nation's military personnel, especially one deployed into combat
Our armed forces have at last engaged the enemy.

Bully

A noisy, blustering, tyrannical person, more insolent than courageous; one who is threatening and quarrelsome.

Force

A vector quantity indicating the strength and direction of the capacity to accelerate a body. Newton's second law of motion states that a free body accelerates in the direction of the net force and that its acceleration is directly proportional to the force and inversely proportional to its mass.

Bully

A hired thug.

Force

See fundamental force.

Bully

A sex worker’s minder.

Force

(Baseball) A force play.

Bully

(uncountable) Bully beef.

Force

To compel through pressure or necessity
I forced myself to practice daily. He was forced to take a second job.

Bully

(obsolete) A brisk, dashing fellow.

Force

To gain by the use of force or coercion
Force a confession.

Bully

The small scrum in the Eton College field game.

Force

To move or effect against resistance or inertia
Forced my foot into the shoe.

Bully

Any of various small freshwater or brackishwater fish of the family Eleotridae; sleeper gobies. The common bully, Gobiomorphus cotidianus

Force

To inflict or impose relentlessly
He forced his ideas upon the group.

Bully

An (eldest) brother; a fellow workman; comrade

Force

To put undue strain on
She forced her voice despite being hoarse.

Bully

(dialectal) A companion; mate male or female.

Force

To increase or accelerate (a pace, for example) to the maximum.

Bully

(obsolete) A darling, sweetheart male or female.

Force

To produce with effort and against one's will
Force a laugh in spite of pain.

Bully

(field hockey) A standoff between two players from the opposing teams, who repeatedly hit each other's hockey sticks and then attempt to acquire the ball, as a method of resuming the game in certain circumstances.

Force

To use (language) with obvious lack of ease and naturalness.

Bully

(mining) A miner's hammer.

Force

To move, open, or clear by force
Forced our way through the crowd.

Bully

(transitive) To intimidate (someone) as a bully.
You shouldn't bully people for being weak.

Force

To break down or open by force
Force a lock.

Bully

(transitive) To act aggressively towards.

Force

To rape.

Bully

Very good.
A bully horse

Force

To induce change in (a complex system) by changing one of its parameters
Greenhouse gases that force the earth's climate.

Bully

Jovial and blustering.

Force

(Botany) To cause to grow or mature by artificially accelerating normal processes.

Bully

Well done!
Bully, she's finally asked for that promotion!

Force

To put (a runner) out on a force play.

Bully

A noisy, blustering fellow, more insolent than courageous, who threatens, intimidates, or badgers people who are smaller or weaker than he is; an insolent, tyrannical fellow.
Bullies seldom execute the threats they deal in.

Force

To allow (a run) to be scored by walking a batter when the bases are loaded.

Bully

A brisk, dashing fellow.

Force

(Games) To cause an opponent to play (a particular card).

Bully

Pickled or canned beef.

Force

Strength or energy of body or mind; active power; vigour; might; capacity of exercising an influence or producing an effect.
The force of an appeal, an argument, or a contract

Bully

Jovial and blustering; dashing.

Force

Power exerted against will or consent; compulsory power; violence; coercion.

Bully

Fine; excellent; as, a bully horse.

Force

(countable) Anything that is able to make a substantial change in a person or thing.

Bully

To intimidate or badger with threats and by an overbearing, swaggering demeanor; to act the part of a bully{1} toward.
For the last fortnight there have been prodigious shoals of volunteers gone over to bully the French, upon hearing the peace was just signing.

Force

A physical quantity that denotes ability to push, pull, twist or accelerate a body and which has a direction and is measured in a unit dimensioned in mass × distance/time² (ML/T²): SI: newton (N); CGS: dyne (dyn)

Bully

To act as a bully{1}.

Force

Something or anything that has the power to produce a physical effect upon something else, such as causing it to move or change shape.

Bully

Well done! Excellent!

Force

(countable) A group that aims to attack, control, or constrain.
Reinforcemented increased the American force in the area to 9,000
Police force

Bully

A cruel and brutal fellow

Force

(uncountable) The ability to attack, control, or constrain.
Show of force

Bully

Be bossy towards;
Her big brother always bullied her when she was young

Force

(countable) A magic trick in which the outcome is known to the magician beforehand, especially one involving the apparent free choice of a card by another person.

Bully

Discourage or frighten with threats or a domineering manner; intimidate

Force

(legal) Legal validity.
The law will come into force in January.

Bully

Very good;
He did a bully job
A neat sports car
Had a great time at the party
You look simply smashing

Force

(legal) Either unlawful violence, as in a "forced entry", or lawful compulsion.

Force

Ability of an utterance or its element (word, form, prosody, ...) to effect a given meaning.

Force

|often|capitalized}}Star Wars A metaphysical and ubiquitous power from the fictional Star Wars universe created by George Lucas. See usage note.

Force

Synonym of police force

Force

A waterfall or cascade.

Force

(transitive) To violate (a woman); to rape.

Force

To exert oneself, to do one's utmost.

Force

(transitive) To compel (someone or something) to do something.

Force

(transitive) To constrain by force; to overcome the limitations or resistance of.

Force

(transitive) To drive (something) by force, to propel (generally + prepositional phrase or adverb).

Force

(transitive) To cause to occur (despite inertia, resistance etc.); to produce through force.
The comedian's jokes weren't funny, but I forced a laugh now and then.

Force

(transitive) To forcibly open (a door, lock etc.).
To force a lock.

Force

To obtain or win by strength; to take by violence or struggle; specifically, to capture by assault; to storm, as a fortress.

Force

To create an out by touching a base in advance of a runner who has no base to return to while in possession of a ball which has already touched the ground.
Jones forced the runner at second by stepping on the bag.

Force

(whist) To compel (an adversary or partner) to trump a trick by leading a suit that he/she does not hold.

Force

(archaic) To put in force; to cause to be executed; to make binding; to enforce.

Force

(archaic) To provide with forces; to reinforce; to strengthen by soldiers; to man; to garrison.

Force

(obsolete) To allow the force of; to value; to care for.

Force

To stuff; to lard; to farce.

Force

To stuff; to lard; to farce.
Wit larded with malice, and malice forced with wit.

Force

To constrain to do or to forbear, by the exertion of a power not resistible; to compel by physical, moral, or intellectual means; to coerce; as, masters force slaves to labor.

Force

To compel, as by strength of evidence; as, to force conviction on the mind.

Force

To do violence to; to overpower, or to compel by violence to one's will; especially, to ravish; to violate; to commit rape upon.
To force their monarch and insult the court.
I should have forced thee soon wish other arms.
To force a spotless virgin's chastity.

Force

To obtain, overcome, or win by strength; to take by violence or struggle; specifically, to capture by assault; to storm, as a fortress; as, to force the castle; to force a lock.

Force

To impel, drive, wrest, extort, get, etc., by main strength or violence; - with a following adverb, as along, away, from, into, through, out, etc.
It stuck so fast, so deeply buried layThat scarce the victor forced the steel away.
To force the tyrant from his seat by war.
Ethelbert ordered that none should be forced into religion.

Force

To put in force; to cause to be executed; to make binding; to enforce.
What can the church force more?

Force

To exert to the utmost; to urge; hence, to strain; to urge to excessive, unnatural, or untimely action; to produce by unnatural effort; as, to force a conceit or metaphor; to force a laugh; to force fruits.
High on a mounting wave my head I bore,Forcing my strength, and gathering to the shore.

Force

To compel (an adversary or partner) to trump a trick by leading a suit of which he has none.

Force

To provide with forces; to reënforce; to strengthen by soldiers; to man; to garrison.

Force

To allow the force of; to value; to care for.
For me, I force not argument a straw.

Force

To use violence; to make violent effort; to strive; to endeavor.
Forcing with gifts to win his wanton heart.

Force

To make a difficult matter of anything; to labor; to hesitate; hence, to force of, to make much account of; to regard.
Your oath once broke, you force not to forswear.
I force not of such fooleries.

Force

To be of force, importance, or weight; to matter.
It is not sufficient to have attained the name and dignity of a shepherd, not forcing how.

Force

A waterfall; a cascade.
To see the falls for force of the river Kent.

Force

Capacity of exercising an influence or producing an effect; strength or energy of body or mind; active power; vigor; might; often, an unusual degree of strength or energy; especially, power to persuade, or convince, or impose obligation; pertinency; validity; special signification; as, the force of an appeal, an argument, a contract, or a term.
He was, in the full force of the words, a good man.

Force

Power exerted against will or consent; compulsory power; violence; coercion; as, by force of arms; to take by force.
Which now they hold by force, and not by right.

Force

Strength or power for war; hence, a body of land or naval combatants, with their appurtenances, ready for action; - an armament; troops; warlike array; - often in the plural; hence, a body of men prepared for action in other ways; as, the laboring force of a plantation; the armed forces.
Is Lucius general of the forces?

Force

Strength or power exercised without law, or contrary to law, upon persons or things; violence.

Force

Any action between two bodies which changes, or tends to change, their relative condition as to rest or motion; or, more generally, which changes, or tends to change, any physical relation between them, whether mechanical, thermal, chemical, electrical, magnetic, or of any other kind; as, the force of gravity; cohesive force; centrifugal force.
Thy tears are of no force to mollifyThis flinty man.
More huge in strength than wise in works he was.
Adam and first matron EveHad ended now their orisons, and foundStrength added from above, new hope to springOut of despair.

Force

A unit that is part of some military service;
He sent Caesar a force of six thousand men

Force

One possessing or exercising power or influence or authority;
The mysterious presence of an evil power
May the force be with you
The forces of evil

Force

(physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity;
Force equals mass times acceleration

Force

Group of people willing to obey orders;
A public force is necessary to give security to the rights of citizens

Force

A powerful effect or influence;
The force of his eloquence easily persuaded them

Force

An act of aggression (as one against a person who resists);
He may accomplish by craft in the long run what he cannot do by force and violence in the short one

Force

Physical energy or intensity;
He hit with all the force he could muster
It was destroyed by the strength of the gale
A government has not the vitality and forcefulness of a living man

Force

A group of people having the power of effective action;
He joined forces with a band of adventurers

Force

(of a law) having legal validity;
The law is still in effect

Force

To cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :
She forced him to take a job in the city
He squeezed her for information

Force

Urge or force (a person) to an action; constrain or motivate

Force

Move with force,
He pushed the table into a corner

Force

Impose or thrust urgently, importunately, or inexorably;
She forced her diet fads on him

Force

Squeeze like a wedge into a tight space;
I squeezed myself into the corner

Force

Force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically;
She rammed her mind into focus
He drives me mad

Force

Do forcibly; exert force;
Don't force it!

Force

Cause to move along the ground by pulling;
Draw a wagon
Pull a sled

Force

Take by force;
Storm the fort

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