force down

phrasal verb [transitive]
Word forms "force down":
present tense I/you/we/they force down he/she/it forces down present participle forcing down past tense forced down past participle forced down
1) to make something become lower

Tough competition is forcing down prices.

2) to eat or drink something even though you do not want to

I managed to force down a sandwich.

3) to force a plane to land

English dictionary. 2014.

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