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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)


Synonymsdepose


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.


Synonymsevict


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.


Synonymsgouge


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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