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)
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Under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), DC plan sponsors may automatically force out participant account balances less than $5,000 if the participant does not take it.
They were met by Reds manager Bryan Price, who argued that since the inning ended in a force out (via the appeals), no runs can score and the game should continue in the 11th inning.
Whenever an inning ends in a force out, no runs can score.