force out

force-out

[fawrs-out, fohrs-]
noun Baseball.
a put-out of a base runner on a force play.

Origin:
1895–1900, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase force out

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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" [syn: force out
force out

noun
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" 

verb
1. force to leave (an office) [syn: depose
2. terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position; "The boss fired his secretary today"; "The company terminated 25% of its workers" [ant: employ
3. force or drive out; "The police routed them out of bed at 2 A.M." [syn: rout out
4. press, force, or thrust out of a small space; "The weeds crowded out the flowers" 
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
6. cause to come out in a squirt; "the boy squirted water at his little sister" [syn: squirt
7. force with the thumb; "gouge out his eyes" [syn: gouge
8. emit or cause to move with force of effort; "force out the air"; "force out the splinter" 
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