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Noun: force out  fors awt
  1. (baseball) 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 out";
    - force-out, force play, force
Verb: force out  fors awt
  1. Force to leave (an office)
    - depose
  2. Terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position
    "The boss forced out his secretary today";
    - displace, fire, give notice, can [N. Amer, informal], dismiss, give the axe [informal], send away, sack, give the sack, terminate
  3. Force or drive out
    - rout out, drive out, rouse
  4. Press, force, or thrust out of a small space
    "The weeds forced out the flowers";
    - crowd out
  5. Expel from one's property or force to move out by a legal process
    "The landlord forced out the tenants after they had not paid the rent for four months";
    - evict
  6. Force with the thumb
    - gouge
  7. Emit or cause to move with force of effort
    "force out the air"; "force out the splinter"

Derived forms: force-outs, forcing out, forces out, forced out

See also: drive, force, gouge out, push

Type of: boot out [informal], breathe, chuck out, displace, drum out, eject, emit, exclude, expel, kick out [informal], mar, move, mutilate, oust, pass off, putout, remove, throw out, turf out [Brit, informal], turn out

Encyclopedia: Force out