from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. cause to move back by force or influence
Sorry, no etymologies found.
This will throw part of the working force back onto the street, and there, as an Industrial Reserve Army, it will serve the same function as Smith’s and Ricardo’s population growth: it will compete wages back down to their former “value”—the subsistence level.
With a 6:1 mechanical advantage system multiplying most of my body’s weight standing in the haul-line foot loops, I should be able to dislodge the chockstone even if I lose half the lifting force back to friction.
Stafford Heights, and if we had been able to force back the bodies of infantry and the artillery occupying positions on the plain between us and the woods, still when we reached the road itself we would have found a vastly superior force behind a double line of very strong breastworks.
At 3:00 A.M. Ewell arrived in person, listened to report of the enemy's movements, and promptly ordered the whole force back to the other bank.