force open

See: break, separate
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And running up after me, she caught me as I was again trying to force open the door.
d'Herblay silly enough, to have omitted to make all these reflections; and if I had wished to make a new king, as you say, I had no occasion to have come here to force open the gates and doors of the Bastile, to free you from this place.
When I become quite motionless, cold, and rigid as a corpse, then, and not before, -- be careful about this, -- force open my teeth with the knife, pour from eight to ten drops of the liquor containted in the phial down my throat, and I may perhaps revive.
Michaelis, young and slim, locksmith by trade, and great frequenter of evening schools, did not even know that anybody had been killed, his part with a few others being to force open the door at the back of the special conveyance.
Being then requested to force open the lid, I complied, of course, "with an infinite deal of pleasure.
CLAYTON WEST | Burglars used a jemmy type implement in an unsuccessful attempt to force open the door and windows of a property on Holmfield Close in the early hours of September 20.
When they arrived at the post office, they discovered that the offenders had forced their way into the store and attempted unsuccessfully to force open the cash machine.
Another burglary was reported on Bedwas Road between May 9 and 11, which saw offenders force open an electronic door and take power tools from inside.
It reported that Kachere jumped onto the crocodile's back and tried to force open its jaws, beating at its head with his fists and poking at its eyes with reeds.
HOODED yobs used tools to force open the door of a car - but made off empty handed.
35pm, at Biddick Lane in Fatfield, an attempt was made to force open the conservatory door of a house, but the would-be thief made off when disturbed.
TWO robbers armed with crowbars tried to force open a safe at a recently-opened supermarket.