force out


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Noun1.force out - a putout of a base runner who is required to run; the putout is accomplished by holding the ball while touching the base to which the runner must advance before the runner reaches that base; "the shortstop got the runner at second on a force"
putout - an out resulting from a fielding play (not a strikeout); "the first baseman made 15 putouts"
baseball, baseball game - a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs; "he played baseball in high school"; "there was a baseball game on every empty lot"; "there was a desire for National League ball in the area"; "play ball!"
Verb1.force out - force to leave (an office)
boot out, drum out, oust, expel, kick out, throw out - remove from a position or office; "The chairman was ousted after he misappropriated funds"
overthrow, subvert, bring down, overturn - cause the downfall of; of rulers; "The Czar was overthrown"; "subvert the ruling class"
2.force out - terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position; "The boss fired his secretary today"; "The company terminated 25% of its workers"
retire - make (someone) retire; "The director was retired after the scandal"
pension off - let go from employment with an attractive pension; "The director was pensioned off when he got senile"
clean out - force out; "The new boss cleaned out the lazy workers"
furlough, lay off - dismiss, usually for economic reasons; "She was laid off together with hundreds of other workers when the company downsized"
squeeze out - force out; "Some employees were squeezed out by the recent budget cuts"
remove - remove from a position or an office
send away, send packing, dismiss, drop - stop associating with; "They dropped her after she had a child out of wedlock"
3.force out - force or drive out; "The police routed them out of bed at 2 A.M."
move, displace - cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"
chase away, dispel, drive away, drive off, drive out, run off, turn back - force to go away; used both with concrete and metaphoric meanings; "Drive away potential burglars"; "drive away bad thoughts"; "dispel doubts"; "The supermarket had to turn back many disappointed customers"
hunt - chase away, with as with force; "They hunted the unwanted immigrants out of the neighborhood"
smoke out - drive out with smoke; "smoke out the bees"
4.force out - press, force, or thrust out of a small space; "The weeds crowded out the flowers"
displace - cause to move, usually with force or pressure; "the refugees were displaced by the war"
5.force out - expel from one's property or force to move out by a legal processforce out - expel from one's property or force to move out by a legal process; "The landlord evicted the tenants after they had not paid the rent for four months"
evict - expel or eject without recourse to legal process; "The landlord wanted to evict the tenants so he banged on the pipes every morning at 3 a.m."
eject, turf out, boot out, chuck out, exclude, turn out - put out or expel from a place; "The unruly student was excluded from the game"
6.force out - cause to come out in a squirt; "the boy squirted water at his little sister"
spritz - eject (a liquid) quickly; "spritz water on a surface"
extravasate - force out or cause to escape from a proper vessel or channel
discharge - pour forth or release; "discharge liquids"
7.force out - force with the thumb; "gouge out his eyes"
mar, mutilate - destroy or injure severely; "mutilated bodies"
8.force out - emit or cause to move with force of effort; "force out the air"; "force out the splinter"
emit, pass off, breathe - expel (gases or odors)
References in periodicals archive ?
Morales threw to Cabrera at second base for the force out, but the ball tipped off his glove for an error.
He had a hand in all three outs in the bottom of the fifth inning when he caught a pop up for the first out, and then turned a double play by fielding a grounder, stepping on the bag for a force out, and rifling the ball to first base to catch the batter.
Rangers third baseman Hank Blalock fielded the Guerrero grounder and threw to second baseman Mark DeRosa for the force out at second.