compulsion collocations and examples

 UK /kəmˈpʌlʃ(ə)n/

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a strong feeling that you must do something


Adjectives frequently used with compulsion
strong: irresistible, overwhelming, strongI felt an overwhelming compulsion to open the envelope.that you do not understand: strangeThe film is nothing special, but you get a strange compulsion to stay with it to the end.personal: innerI’ve had an inner compulsion to paint since I was fifteen.
Verbs frequently used with compulsion
feel a compulsion: feel, get, haveI felt a strong compulsion to laugh.resist a compulsion: overcome, resistTry to resist the compulsion to finish everything on your plate.
Nouns + of frequently used before compulsion
amount: degree, elementIt is important that there is some degree of compulsion on managers to succeed.feeling: senseYou may feel a strong sense of compulsion to fall asleep.
 
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