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" Synonyms: force out, force-out, force play,
an act of aggression (as one against a person who resists); "he may accomplish by craft in the long run what he cannot do by force and violence in the short one" Synonyms: violence,
(of a law) having legal validity; "the law is still in effect" Synonyms: effect,
physical energy or intensity; "he hit with all the force he could muster"; "it was destroyed by the strength of the gale"; "a government has not the vitality and forcefulness of a living man" Synonyms: forcefulness, strength,
a powerful effect or influence; "the force of his eloquence easily persuaded them"
urge or force (a person) to an action; constrain or motivate Synonyms: impel,
move with force, "He pushed the table into a corner" Synonyms: push,
to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :"She forced him to take a job in the city"; "He squeezed her for information" Synonyms: coerce, hale, squeeze, pressure,