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English noun: force out

1. force out (act) 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

SamplesThe shortstop got the runner at second on a force.

Synonymsforce, force play, force-out

Broader (hypernym)putout

Domain categorybaseball, baseball game

English verb: force out

1. force out (social) force to leave (an office)


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)boot out, drum out, expel, kick out, oust, throw out

Narrower (hyponym)bring down, overthrow, overturn, subvert

2. force out (social) terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position

SamplesThe boss fired his secretary today.
The company terminated 25% of its workers.

Synonymscan, dismiss, displace, fire, give notice, give the axe, give the sack, sack, send away, terminate

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE

Broader (hypernym)remove

Narrower (hyponym)clean out, dismiss, drop, furlough, lay off, pension off, retire, send away, send packing, squeeze out

Antonymshire, employ, engage

3. force out (motion) force or drive out

SamplesThe police routed them out of bed at 2 A.M..

Synonymsdrive out, rouse, rout out

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)displace, move

Narrower (hyponym)hunt, smoke out

Verb groupchase away, dispel, drive away, drive off, drive out, run off, turn back

4. force out (motion) press, force, or thrust out of a small space

SamplesThe weeds crowded out the flowers.

Synonymscrowd out

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)displace

5. force out (contact) expel from one's property or force to move out by a legal process

SamplesThe landlord evicted the tenants after they had not paid the rent for four months.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody PP

Broader (hypernym)boot out, chuck out, eject, exclude, turf out, turn out

Verb groupevict

6. force out (contact) cause to come out in a squirt

SamplesThe boy squirted water at his little sister.

Synonymseject, squeeze out, squirt

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)discharge

Narrower (hyponym)extravasate, spritz

7. force out (contact) force with the thumb

SamplesGouge out his eyes.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)mar, mutilate

8. force out (body) emit or cause to move with force of effort

SamplesForce out the air.
Force out the splinter.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)breathe, emit, pass off

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