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NOUN (1)

1. 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;
- Example: "the shortstop got the runner at second on a force"
[syn: force out, force-out, force play, force]


VERB (8)

1. force to leave (an office);
[syn: depose, force out]

2. terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position;
- Example: "The boss fired his secretary today"
- Example: "The company terminated 25% of its workers"
[syn: displace, fire, give notice, can, dismiss, give the axe, send away, sack, force out, give the sack, terminate]

3. force or drive out;
- Example: "The police routed them out of bed at 2 A.M."
[syn: rout out, drive out, force out, rouse]

4. press, force, or thrust out of a small space;
- Example: "The weeds crowded out the flowers"
[syn: force out, crowd out]

5. expel from one's property or force to move out by a legal process;
- Example: "The landlord evicted the tenants after they had not paid the rent for four months"
[syn: evict, force out]

6. cause to come out in a squirt;
- Example: "the boy squirted water at his little sister"
[syn: squirt, force out, squeeze out, eject]

7. force with the thumb;
- Example: "gouge out his eyes"
[syn: gouge, force out]

8. emit or cause to move with force of effort;
- Example: "force out the air"
- Example: "force out the splinter"


WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

force out n 1: 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" [syn: force out, force-out, force play, force] v 1: force to leave (an office) [syn: depose, force out] 2: terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position; "The boss fired his secretary today"; "The company terminated 25% of its workers" [syn: displace, fire, give notice, can, dismiss, give the axe, send away, sack, force out, give the sack, terminate] [ant: employ, engage, hire] 3: force or drive out; "The police routed them out of bed at 2 A.M." [syn: rout out, drive out, force out, rouse] 4: press, force, or thrust out of a small space; "The weeds crowded out the flowers" [syn: force out, crowd out] 5: 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" [syn: evict, force out] 6: cause to come out in a squirt; "the boy squirted water at his little sister" [syn: squirt, force out, squeeze out, eject] 7: force with the thumb; "gouge out his eyes" [syn: gouge, force out] 8: emit or cause to move with force of effort; "force out the air"; "force out the splinter"