force-out
noun Date: 1896 a play in baseball in which a runner is put out by being forced to advance to the next base but failing to do so safely

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  • force-out — • force play • force out noun A play in baseball in which a runner is out because he does not run to the next base before the fielder with the ball touches the base. Bob was out at second base when Joe hit into a force play …   Словарь американских идиом

  • force-out — force′ out n. baseball spo a put out of a base runner on a force play • Etymology: 1895–1900, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • force-out — ☆ force out [fôrs′out΄ ] n. Baseball an out that results when a base runner who has been forced from a base when a teammate hits the ball fails to reach the next base before the ball does …   English World dictionary

  • force out — index deport (banish), dislodge, eject (expel), exclude, expel, oust, supplant …   Law dictionary

  • force out — I 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 …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 • …   Useful english dictionary

  • force out — 1. verb a) To cause something to be ejected We are going to force out intolerance. b) 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 …   Wiktionary

  • force-out — /fawrs owt , fohrs /, n. Baseball. a put out of a base runner on a force play. [1895 1900, Amer.; n. use of v. phrase force out] * * * …   Universalium

  • force out — noun Baseball a play in which a runner is put out after being forced (by another runner) to advance to a base at which a fielder is holding the ball …   English new terms dictionary

  • force out of — ˌforce ˈout of [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they force out of he/she/it forces out of present participle forcing out of past tense …   Useful english dictionary

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