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βιάζω βία constrain, Od.:—Pass., aor1 ἐβιάσθην, perf. βεβίασμαι:— to be hard pressed or overpowered, Il.; βιάζομαι τάδε I suffer violence herein, Soph.; βιασθείς id=Soph.; ἐπεὶ ἐβιάσθη Thuc.; βεβιασμένοι forcibly made slaves, Xen.:—of things, τοὔνειδος βιασθέν forced from one, Soph.
II.Mid. βιάζομαι, with aor1 mid. ἐβιασάμην, perf. βεβίασμαι:— to overpower by force, press hard, Hom.; βιάζεσθαι νόμους to do them violence, Thuc.;— β. αὑτόν to lay violent hands on oneself, Plat.:— β. τινα, c. inf., to force one to do, Xen.; and inf. omitted, β. τὰ σφάγια to force the victims [to be favourable], Hdt.
2.c. acc. rei, βιάζεσθαι τὸν ἔκπλουν to force the entrance, Thuc.
3.absol. to use force, struggle, Aesch., Soph., etc.: to force one's way, Thuc., Xen.; c. inf., β. πρὸς τὸν λόφον ἐλθεῖν Thuc.: of a famine, to increase in violence, Hdt.

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