force out

Primary Meanings of force out

1.
v
force or drive out
2.
v
terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position
3.
n
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
Full Definitions of force out
1

v force or drive out

Synonyms:
drive out, rouse, rout out
chase away, dispel, drive away, drive off, drive out, run off, turn back
force to go away; used both with concrete and metaphoric meanings
Types:
hunt
chase away, with as with force
smoke out
drive out with smoke
Type of:
displace, move
cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

v expel from one's property or force to move out by a legal process

Synonyms:
evict
evict
expel or eject without recourse to legal process
Type of:
boot out, chuck out, eject, exclude, turf out, turn out
put out or expel from a place

v press, force, or thrust out of a small space

Synonyms:
crowd out
Type of:
displace
cause to move, usually with force or pressure

v cause to come out in a squirt

Synonyms:
eject, squeeze out, squirt
Types:
spritz
eject (a liquid) quickly
extravasate
force out or cause to escape from a proper vessel or channel
Type of:
discharge
pour forth or release

v emit or cause to move with force of effort

force out the air”
force out the splinter”
Type of:
breathe, emit, pass off
expel (gases or odors)

v force with the thumb

Synonyms:
gouge
Type of:
mar, mutilate
destroy or injure severely
2

v terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position

Synonyms:
can, dismiss, displace, fire, give notice, give the axe, give the sack, sack, send away, terminate
Antonyms:
employ, engage, hire
engage or hire for work
Types:
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retire
make (someone) retire
pension off
let go from employment with an attractive pension
clean out
force out
furlough, lay off
dismiss, usually for economic reasons
squeeze out
force out
dismiss, drop, send away, send packing
stop associating with
superannuate
retire and pension (someone) because of age or physical inability
downsize
dismiss from work
Type of:
remove
remove from a position or an office

v force to leave (an office)

Synonyms:
depose
Types:
bring down, overthrow, overturn, subvert
cause the downfall of; of rulers
revolutionize
overthrow by a revolution, of governments
Type of:
boot out, drum out, expel, kick out, oust, throw out
remove from a position or office
3

n 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

Synonyms:
force, force play, force-out
Type of:
putout
an out resulting from a fielding play (not a strikeout)

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