force out

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force out (third-person singular simple present forces out, present participle forcing out, simple past and past participle forced out)

  1. To cause something to be ejected
    We are going to force out intolerance.
  2. (baseball) To create an out by touching a base in advance of a runner who has no base to return to while in possession of a ball which has already touched the ground
    Jones forced out Smith to end the inning.

Noun[edit]

force out (plural force outs)

  1. (baseball) An instance of an out created by touching a base in advance of a runner who has no base to return to while in possession of a ball which has already touched the ground.
    A force out was recorded on the scorecard.