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  • v. To cause something to be ejected
  • v. 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
  • n. 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. emit or cause to move with force of effort
  • v. force with the thumb
  • v. press, force, or thrust out of a small space
  • v. cause to come out in a squirt
  • v. force or drive out
  • v. force to leave (an office)
  • v. terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position
  • 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
  • v. expel from one's property or force to move out by a legal process


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  • He took a strong force out to Beymaroo, and the Kabulis - just a damned drove of shopkeepers and stable hands, mark you, not real Afghan warriors - chased him and his troops back to the cantonment.


  • "We'll also need to secretly trickle another force out of camp to wait at the opposite side of the valley from Captain Abernathy, so that when the Order comes up the valley in the middle, we can drive into their ribs from both sides at once.

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  • At Rectortown I met General Augur, who had brought a force out from Washington to reconstruct and protect the line of railroad, and through him received the following reply from General Halleck:

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  • The enemy too realized the importance of the place, for as soon as he found himself compelled to take up the line of the Tolopotomy he threw a body of troops into Cold Harbor by forced marches, and followed it up by pushing a part of this force out on the Old Church road as far as Matadequin Creek, where he established a line of battle, arranging the front of it parallel to the road along the south bank of the Pamunkey; this for the purpose of endangering our trains as they moved back and forth between the army and the White House.

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  • Dr. Barnes has beautifully and briefly expressed this on the last page of his work on slavery, when he says: “Not all the force out of the church could sustain slavery an hour if it were not sustained in it.”

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  • To the Minneapolitans, it seemed like Bubbles didnt know how to force out a base runner.

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  • Tents were not yet being taken down, but soldiers in their leather and chain-mail armor, and still eating the remnants of their dinners, were gathered around officers, listening to instructions for when the order was given to send a force out to intercept the enemy moving north.

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