force out


force out
noun
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
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the shortstop got the runner at second on a force

Syn: ↑force-out, ↑force play, ↑force
Topics: ↑baseball, ↑baseball game
Hypernyms: ↑putout
verb
1. terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position
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The boss fired his secretary today

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The company terminated 25% of its workers

Syn:
Ant: ↑hire (for: ↑fire)
Derivationally related forms: ↑sack (for: ↑sack), ↑sacking (for: ↑sack), ↑dismissible (for: ↑dismiss), ↑dismission (for: ↑dismiss), ↑dismissal (for: ↑dismiss), ↑firing (for: ↑fire)
Hypernyms: ↑remove
Hyponyms:
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s somebody

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Somebody ——s somebody to INFINITIVE

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Somebody ——s PP

(for: ↑give the sack)
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Somebody ——s PP

(for: ↑give the axe)
2. press, force, or thrust out of a small space
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The weeds crowded out the flowers

Syn: ↑crowd out
Hypernyms: ↑displace
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Somebody ——s somebody

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Something ——s somebody

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Something ——s something

3. force to leave (an office)
Syn: ↑depose
Derivationally related forms: ↑deposition (for: ↑depose)
Hypernyms: ↑oust, ↑throw out, ↑drum out, ↑boot out, ↑kick out, ↑expel
Hyponyms: ↑overthrow, ↑subvert, ↑overturn, ↑bring down
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s somebody

4. force or drive out
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The police routed them out of bed at 2 A.M.

Syn: ↑rout out, ↑drive out, ↑rouse
Hypernyms: ↑move, ↑displace
Hyponyms: ↑hunt, ↑smoke out
Verb Group:
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s somebody

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Something ——s somebody

5. expel from one's property or force to move out by a legal process
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The landlord evicted the tenants after they had not paid the rent for four months

Syn: ↑evict
Derivationally related forms: ↑eviction (for: ↑evict)
Hypernyms: ↑eject, ↑chuck out, ↑exclude, ↑turf out, ↑boot out, ↑turn out
Verb Group: ↑evict
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s somebody

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Somebody ——s somebody PP

6. cause to come out in a squirt
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the boy squirted water at his little sister

Syn: ↑squirt, ↑squeeze out, ↑eject
Derivationally related forms: ↑ejection (for: ↑eject), ↑squirt (for: ↑squirt), ↑squirter (for: ↑squirt)
Hypernyms: ↑discharge
Hyponyms: ↑spritz, ↑extravasate
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Somebody ——s something PP

7. force with the thumb
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gouge out his eyes

Syn: ↑gouge
See Also: ↑gouge out (for: ↑gouge)
Derivationally related forms: ↑gouger (for: ↑gouge), ↑gouge (for: ↑gouge)
Hypernyms: ↑mutilate, ↑mar
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

8. emit or cause to move with force of effort
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force out the air

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force out the splinter

Hypernyms: ↑emit, ↑breathe, ↑pass off
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Something ——s something

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n. Baseball an out made by holding the ball and touching the base to which a base runner must advance

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • force out of — ˌforce ˈout of [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they force out of he/she/it forces out of present participle forcing out of past tense …   Useful english dictionary

  • force-out — • force play • force out noun A play in baseball in which a runner is out because he does not run to the next base before the fielder with the ball touches the base. Bob was out at second base when Joe hit into a force play …   Словарь американских идиом

  • force-out — force′ out n. baseball spo a put out of a base runner on a force play • Etymology: 1895–1900, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • force-out — ☆ force out [fôrs′out΄ ] n. Baseball an out that results when a base runner who has been forced from a base when a teammate hits the ball fails to reach the next base before the ball does …   English World dictionary

  • force out — index deport (banish), dislodge, eject (expel), exclude, expel, oust, supplant …   Law dictionary

  • force-out — noun 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 • …   Useful english dictionary

  • force out of — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms force out of : present tense I/you/we/they force out of he/she/it forces out of present participle forcing out of past tense forced out of past participle forced out of force something out of someone to force… …   English dictionary

  • force out — 1. verb a) To cause something to be ejected We are going to force out intolerance. b) To create an out by touching a base in advance of a runner who has no base to return to while in possession of a ball which has already touched the ground Jones …   Wiktionary

  • force-out — /fawrs owt , fohrs /, n. Baseball. a put out of a base runner on a force play. [1895 1900, Amer.; n. use of v. phrase force out] * * * …   Universalium

  • force-out — noun Date: 1896 a play in baseball in which a runner is put out by being forced to advance to the next base but failing to do so safely …   New Collegiate Dictionary