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forca sfgallows, gibbet nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
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gallows nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." (execution apparatus)forca sf
 The gallows was erected just outside the courthouse.
 A forca foi erguida do lado de fora do tribunal.
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armed force nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (army, branch of the military)força armada loc sf
 Costa Rica has no armed forces.
at full blast advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (forcefully)a todo o vapor, com toda a força loc adv
  no máximo loc adv
 I accidentally turned the hose on at full blast and washed away all my seedlings.
at full throttle advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (vehicle: at top speed)a toda a força loc adv
at full throttle advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." figurative (person: as fast as possible) (pessoa: rapidez)a toda a força loc adv
beef nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative, informal (flesh, brawn)músculo sm
  força sf
 He's a strong man - he has more beef than Superman.
beef nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative, informal (strength, force)força sf
 You're not swimming fast enough to break the record; put some beef into it!
blast [sth] away vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game." (remove forcefully)remover à força loc vint
 They will blast away the rocks with dynamite.
brute force nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (physical strength, power)força bruta
 I tried to lock him out but he broke down the door with brute force.
brute strength nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (physical strength alone)força bruta loc sf
 It'll take a lot of brute strength to pull the horse out of that quicksand pit.
bunt nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. US (baseball: bunted ball) (beisebol)bola batida com pouca força loc sf
by force advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (using physical strength, violence)pela força, à força loc adv
 Soldiers generally operate by force.
clamp down vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." figurative (be strict, enforce rules)reprimir vt
  combater com força loc vt
 There is a big problem with dangerous driving on this stretch of road, but the police are clamping down.
constabulary nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. UK (police force)força policial loc sf
drag along vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (force to accompany)arrastar, puxar, levar à força vt
 If you drag your son along to church he will only resent it.
driver nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative, colloquial (a driving force)força motriz loc sf
 The driver for the success of the business is the name of the designer.
elbow in,
elbow your way in
vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up."
figurative, informal (force way in)entrar à força loc v int
  empurrar, acotovelar vt
 A man in the crowd shouted at me for elbowing in.
 Um homem na multidão gritou comigo por entrar à força.
 Um homem na multidão gritou comigo por empurrar (or: acotovelar).
energy nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (power)força, energia sf
 There is no energy left in that battery.
fight nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal (strength, spirit)força sf
 He had no fight left in him.
force nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (strength)força sf
 This lift has a lot of force and can lift a heavy truck.
 Este elevador tem muita força e pode erguer um caminhão pesado.
force nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (physics: influence on motion) (física)força, ação sf
 The force of the wind caused the ball to fall to the side.
 A força (or: ação) do vento fez a bola cair na lateral.
force nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (powerful entity) (entidade poderosa)força sf
 Many people think that religion is a force of good in the world.
 Muita gente acha que a religião é uma força do bem no mundo.
force nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (military group) (grupo militar)força sf
 Our country's military includes the army and the air force.
 As forças armadas do nosso país incluem o exército e a força aérea.
force nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (compulsion) (compulsão)força sf
 Some force is driving me to telephone him.
force nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (persuasiveness) (persuasão)força sf
 Her argument had a lot of force.
force nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (group of people) (grupo de pessoas)força sf
Nota: usually used in compounds: "police force," "labor force," "sales force"
 The company's sales force has done great work this year.
 A força de vendas da empresa fez um ótimo trabalho este ano.
force nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (strain)força sf
 The metal couldn't withstand the force, and eventually broke.
force majeure nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. French (catastrophic intervention)força maior loc sf
 The shipping insurance does not cover piracy or other acts of force majeure.
forcefulness nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (power, impact) (impacto, força física)força sf
 The forcefulness of the president's announcement stunned the employees.
full power nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (heat, lighting, etc.: highest setting) (eletricidade)força total loc sf
 Microwave your soup at full power for 1 minute to re-warm it.
full speed ahead interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" (train: at top speed) (trem: na velocidade máxima)a todo vapor interj
  toda a força adiante! interj
 The enemy's approaching from the south – full speed ahead!
gain strength viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (become stronger)ganhar força loc v int
  fortalecer-se vp
 After the operation, his legs were weak, but he did a lot of exercises to gain strength.
gripping ability nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (grip strength)força de pressão loc sf
have energy viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (be physically energetic) (ser energético, vigoroso)ter força, ter energia loc v int
 I have energy to go dancing tonight.
have the force of vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (be as powerful as) (ser tão forte quanto)ter a força de loc vt
 The Highway Code does not have the force of law.
heartbeat nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (driving force)força sf
 For twenty years he was the heartbeat of this small community.
 Por 20 anos, ele foi a força dessa pequena comunidade.
hell for leather advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (at great speed) (em grande velocidade)para tirar o pai da forca
 The get-away car was going hell for leather up the motorway, chased by two police cars and a pursuit helicopter.
home guard nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (volunteer army)força voluntária loc sf
 During the war, the Home Guard was composed mainly of men who weren't eligible for conscription.
intellectual power nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (intelligence, brainpower)força intelectual
lift nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (weight lifted, capacity)força de sustentação loc sf
 The twin-engine cargo plane has a lift of eight tons.
like a bat out of hell advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (very fast) (muito rápido, veloz)como o diabo foge da cruz loc adv
  (velozmente)como quem vai tirar o pai da forca expres
 The cat ran into the house like a bat out of hell.
lose power v (grow weaker)perder a força loc v int
 The car engine began to lose power as we climbed the hill.
main strength nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (strongest point, area of advantage) (vantagem)ponto forte loc sm
  força principal loc sf
 His main strength is his ability to speak both Latin and English.
might nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (strength, force)força, potência sf
  poder sm
 Possessing great might, the larger army was able to defeat the small militia.
motivating force nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. ([sth] that inspires action)força motivadora loc sf
the motor for [sth] nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative ([sth] that makes things happen) (figurado)o motor de art + sm + prep
  a força propulsora de art + loc sf + prep
 Erin was the real motor for the project.
muscle nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal, figurative (ability to enforce) (habilidade para fazer cumprir)força sf
 The government didn't have the muscle to enforce the law.
muscle [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (strong arm [sth])mover à força loc verb
 Kyle muscled the door open.
oomph nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. slang (energy, vigour) (gíria)força, energia sf
overkill nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (large nuclear capability) (grande capacidade nuclear)uso excessivo da força loc sm
perforce advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (necessarily) (necessariamente)por força loc adv
positive thought nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (optimistic or cheerful idea) (ideia otimista ou feliz)pensamento positivo loc sm
  força sf
power nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (force) (potência)força sf
  (lei, direito)poder sm
  (autoridade)autoridade sf
  (matemática: produtos de fatores iguais)potência sf
 He used the sledgehammer with great power, splitting the log with a single blow.
 Ele usou o machado com muita força, separando o tronco com um único golpe.
 Esta frase não é uma tradução da frase em inglês A lei diz que ele tem o poder de despejar quem não pagou o aluguel.
 Esta frase não é uma tradução da frase em inglês O chefe da empresa tem autoridade para demitir os funcionários.
 Esta frase não é uma tradução da frase em inglês Dois elevado à potência de dois é quatro.
power nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (military force) (militar)poder sm
  força sf
 The army used overwhelming power to defeat the enemy.
power,
powers
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(divinity, deity) (divindade)poder sm
  força sf
 May the celestial powers grant you long life!
power nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (physics) (física)força sf
 In physics, power is a measure of energy transfer during a time period.
pretty hard advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." informal (severely) (severamente)com muita força loc adv
  arduamente adv
  ferozmente adv
 The car was hit pretty hard in the accident.
ramrod vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." figurative (force through) (figurativo)empurrar com força loc sf
robust adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (suited to physical strength)de força loc adj
 Rugby is a robust sport.
slam into [sth/sb] vi + prep (collide with, hit)bater com força loc verb
  (informal)bater com tudo loc verb
  estatelar-se vp
 The racing car spun off the track and slammed into the wall at high speed.
slam [sth/sb] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (hit forcefully)bater com força loc verb
  (informal)bater com tudo loc verb
 The waves slammed the shore.
solidity nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (strength) (figurativo)solidez sf
  força sf
 Dan never doubted the solidity of his relationship with Tom.
squeeze [sb] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (hug tightly)abraçar com força loc verb
 Henry caught hold of Amber and squeezed her.
strain nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (fatiguing pressure)peso sm
  pressão, força sf
 The foundation of the building crumbled under the strain.
strength nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (force)resistência, força sf
 He gained a lot of strength by going to the gym every day.
 Ele ganhou muita resistência indo à academia todo dia.
strength nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (positive characteristic) (característica positiva)força sf
 The strength of the economy reduced unemployment.
 A força da economia reduziu o desemprego.
strength nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (person: characteristic) (pessoa: característica)ponto forte loc sm
  força sf
 His greatest strength was his honesty.
 Seu ponto forte era a sua honestidade.
strength nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (moral support) (apoio moral)força sf
  poder sm
 I rely on the strength of your friendship to help me through this difficult time.
strength nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (force as a number of people)força sf
  poder sm
 The strength of the crowd showed that their cause had supporters.
strength nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (of prices) (de preços)poder sm
  força sf
 The strength of the price of oil caused a lot of problems for drivers.
support nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (emotional help)apoio, ânimo sm
  força sf
 I was given such great support by my friends.
task force nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (military unit: with a mission) (militar)força-tarefa sf
  força especial loc sf
task force nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (group: with an objective) (grupo organizado para um objetivo)força-tarefa sf
 The Mayor formed a task force to wipe prostitution off the streets of the city.
tensile strength nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (force needed to pull [sth] apart) (força necessária para puxar)força de tração loc sf
 Modern steel has a greater tensile strength than does iron.
vim nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (liveliness, energy)energia, força sf
  vigor sm
wrestle vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (force: into submission)dominar à força loc vt
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força sfstrength, force n
  (potência)power n
  (energia, vigor)energy, vigor n
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power nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (force) (potência)força sf
  (lei, direito)poder sm
  (autoridade)autoridade sf
  (matemática: produtos de fatores iguais)potência sf
 He used the sledgehammer with great power, splitting the log with a single blow.
 Ele usou o machado com muita força, separando o tronco com um único golpe.
 Esta frase não é uma tradução da frase em inglês A lei diz que ele tem o poder de despejar quem não pagou o aluguel.
 Esta frase não é uma tradução da frase em inglês O chefe da empresa tem autoridade para demitir os funcionários.
 Esta frase não é uma tradução da frase em inglês Dois elevado à potência de dois é quatro.
force nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (strength)força sf
 This lift has a lot of force and can lift a heavy truck.
 Este elevador tem muita força e pode erguer um caminhão pesado.
strength nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (force)resistência, força sf
 He gained a lot of strength by going to the gym every day.
 Ele ganhou muita resistência indo à academia todo dia.
forcefulness nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (power, impact) (impacto, força física)força sf
 The forcefulness of the president's announcement stunned the employees.
oomph nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. slang (energy, vigour) (gíria)força, energia sf
vim nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (liveliness, energy)energia, força sf
  vigor sm
positive thought nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (optimistic or cheerful idea) (ideia otimista ou feliz)pensamento positivo loc sm
  força sf
force nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (physics: influence on motion) (física)força, ação sf
 The force of the wind caused the ball to fall to the side.
 A força (or: ação) do vento fez a bola cair na lateral.
solidity nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (strength) (figurativo)solidez sf
  força sf
 Dan never doubted the solidity of his relationship with Tom.
force nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (powerful entity) (entidade poderosa)força sf
 Many people think that religion is a force of good in the world.
 Muita gente acha que a religião é uma força do bem no mundo.
strength nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (positive characteristic) (característica positiva)força sf
 The strength of the economy reduced unemployment.
 A força da economia reduziu o desemprego.
muscle nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal, figurative (ability to enforce) (habilidade para fazer cumprir)força sf
 The government didn't have the muscle to enforce the law.
heartbeat nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (driving force)força sf
 For twenty years he was the heartbeat of this small community.
 Por 20 anos, ele foi a força dessa pequena comunidade.
force nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (military group) (grupo militar)força sf
 Our country's military includes the army and the air force.
 As forças armadas do nosso país incluem o exército e a força aérea.
strength nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (person: characteristic) (pessoa: característica)ponto forte loc sm
  força sf
 His greatest strength was his honesty.
 Seu ponto forte era a sua honestidade.
 
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fight nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal (strength, spirit)força sf
 He had no fight left in him.
support nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (emotional help)apoio, ânimo sm
  força sf
 I was given such great support by my friends.
power nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (military force) (militar)poder sm
  força sf
 The army used overwhelming power to defeat the enemy.
power,
powers
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(divinity, deity) (divindade)poder sm
  força sf
 May the celestial powers grant you long life!
power nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (physics) (física)força sf
 In physics, power is a measure of energy transfer during a time period.
force nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (compulsion) (compulsão)força sf
 Some force is driving me to telephone him.
force nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (persuasiveness) (persuasão)força sf
 Her argument had a lot of force.
force nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (group of people) (grupo de pessoas)força sf
Nota: usually used in compounds: "police force," "labor force," "sales force"
 The company's sales force has done great work this year.
 A força de vendas da empresa fez um ótimo trabalho este ano.
force nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (strain)força sf
 The metal couldn't withstand the force, and eventually broke.
might nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (strength, force)força, potência sf
  poder sm
 Possessing great might, the larger army was able to defeat the small militia.
strength nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (moral support) (apoio moral)força sf
  poder sm
 I rely on the strength of your friendship to help me through this difficult time.
strength nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (force as a number of people)força sf
  poder sm
 The strength of the crowd showed that their cause had supporters.
strength nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (of prices) (de preços)poder sm
  força sf
 The strength of the price of oil caused a lot of problems for drivers.
strain nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (fatiguing pressure)peso sm
  pressão, força sf
 The foundation of the building crumbled under the strain.
beef nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative, informal (flesh, brawn)músculo sm
  força sf
 He's a strong man - he has more beef than Superman.
energy nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (power)força, energia sf
 There is no energy left in that battery.
beef nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative, informal (strength, force)força sf
 You're not swimming fast enough to break the record; put some beef into it!
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armed force nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (army, branch of the military)força armada loc sf
 Costa Rica has no armed forces.
at full blast advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (forcefully)a todo o vapor, com toda a força loc adv
  no máximo loc adv
 I accidentally turned the hose on at full blast and washed away all my seedlings.
at full throttle advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (vehicle: at top speed)a toda a força loc adv
at full throttle advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." figurative (person: as fast as possible) (pessoa: rapidez)a toda a força loc adv
blast [sth] away vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game." (remove forcefully)remover à força loc vint
 They will blast away the rocks with dynamite.
brute force nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (physical strength, power)força bruta
 I tried to lock him out but he broke down the door with brute force.
brute strength nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (physical strength alone)força bruta loc sf
 It'll take a lot of brute strength to pull the horse out of that quicksand pit.
bunt nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. US (baseball: bunted ball) (beisebol)bola batida com pouca força loc sf
by force advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (using physical strength, violence)pela força, à força loc adv
 Soldiers generally operate by force.
clamp down vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." figurative (be strict, enforce rules)reprimir vt
  combater com força loc vt
 There is a big problem with dangerous driving on this stretch of road, but the police are clamping down.
constabulary nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. UK (police force)força policial loc sf
drag along vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (force to accompany)arrastar, puxar, levar à força vt
 If you drag your son along to church he will only resent it.
driver nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative, colloquial (a driving force)força motriz loc sf
 The driver for the success of the business is the name of the designer.
elbow in,
elbow your way in
vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up."
figurative, informal (force way in)entrar à força loc v int
  empurrar, acotovelar vt
 A man in the crowd shouted at me for elbowing in.
 Um homem na multidão gritou comigo por entrar à força.
 Um homem na multidão gritou comigo por empurrar (or: acotovelar).
force majeure nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. French (catastrophic intervention)força maior loc sf
 The shipping insurance does not cover piracy or other acts of force majeure.
full power nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (heat, lighting, etc.: highest setting) (eletricidade)força total loc sf
 Microwave your soup at full power for 1 minute to re-warm it.
full speed ahead interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" (train: at top speed) (trem: na velocidade máxima)a todo vapor interj
  toda a força adiante! interj
 The enemy's approaching from the south – full speed ahead!
gain strength viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (become stronger)ganhar força loc v int
  fortalecer-se vp
 After the operation, his legs were weak, but he did a lot of exercises to gain strength.
gallows nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." (execution apparatus)forca sf
 The gallows was erected just outside the courthouse.
 A forca foi erguida do lado de fora do tribunal.
gripping ability nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (grip strength)força de pressão loc sf
have energy viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (be physically energetic) (ser energético, vigoroso)ter força, ter energia loc v int
 I have energy to go dancing tonight.
have the force of vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (be as powerful as) (ser tão forte quanto)ter a força de loc vt
 The Highway Code does not have the force of law.
hell for leather advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (at great speed) (em grande velocidade)para tirar o pai da forca
 The get-away car was going hell for leather up the motorway, chased by two police cars and a pursuit helicopter.
home guard nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (volunteer army)força voluntária loc sf
 During the war, the Home Guard was composed mainly of men who weren't eligible for conscription.
intellectual power nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (intelligence, brainpower)força intelectual
lift nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (weight lifted, capacity)força de sustentação loc sf
 The twin-engine cargo plane has a lift of eight tons.
like a bat out of hell advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (very fast) (muito rápido, veloz)como o diabo foge da cruz loc adv
  (velozmente)como quem vai tirar o pai da forca expres
 The cat ran into the house like a bat out of hell.
lose power v (grow weaker)perder a força loc v int
 The car engine began to lose power as we climbed the hill.
main strength nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (strongest point, area of advantage) (vantagem)ponto forte loc sm
  força principal loc sf
 His main strength is his ability to speak both Latin and English.
motivating force nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. ([sth] that inspires action)força motivadora loc sf
the motor for [sth] nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative ([sth] that makes things happen) (figurado)o motor de art + sm + prep
  a força propulsora de art + loc sf + prep
 Erin was the real motor for the project.
muscle [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (strong arm [sth])mover à força loc verb
 Kyle muscled the door open.
overkill nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (large nuclear capability) (grande capacidade nuclear)uso excessivo da força loc sm
perforce advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (necessarily) (necessariamente)por força loc adv
pretty hard advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." informal (severely) (severamente)com muita força loc adv
  arduamente adv
  ferozmente adv
 The car was hit pretty hard in the accident.
ramrod vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." figurative (force through) (figurativo)empurrar com força loc sf
robust adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (suited to physical strength)de força loc adj
 Rugby is a robust sport.
slam into [sth/sb] vi + prep (collide with, hit)bater com força loc verb
  (informal)bater com tudo loc verb
  estatelar-se vp
 The racing car spun off the track and slammed into the wall at high speed.
slam [sth/sb] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (hit forcefully)bater com força loc verb
  (informal)bater com tudo loc verb
 The waves slammed the shore.
squeeze [sb] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (hug tightly)abraçar com força loc verb
 Henry caught hold of Amber and squeezed her.
task force nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (military unit: with a mission) (militar)força-tarefa sf
  força especial loc sf
task force nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (group: with an objective) (grupo organizado para um objetivo)força-tarefa sf
 The Mayor formed a task force to wipe prostitution off the streets of the city.
tensile strength nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (force needed to pull [sth] apart) (força necessária para puxar)força de tração loc sf
 Modern steel has a greater tensile strength than does iron.
wrestle vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (force: into submission)dominar à força loc vt
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