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force (someone or something) off (of) (something)

1. To persuade or pressure someone or an animal to get off of something. I wanted the kids to go outside and play in this gorgeous sunshine, but I practically had to force them off the couch. Yeah, good luck forcing the dog off of your side of the bed.
2. To persuade or pressure someone to resign from or leave a group. Now that we know Fred's involved in the scandal too, we need to force him off the board.
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force off

1. To persuade or pressure someone or an animal to get off of something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "force" and "off." I wanted the kids to go outside and play in this gorgeous sunshine, but I practically had to force them off the couch. A: "Good luck forcing off the dog." B: "Ugh, but she's on my side of the bed."
2. To persuade or pressure someone to resign from or leave a group. A noun or pronoun can be used between "force" and "off." Now that we know Fred's involved in the scandal too, we need to force him off the board.
See also: force, off

force someone or something off (of) something

 and force someone or something off 
1. Lit. to get someone, something, or an animal off something. (Of is usually retained before pronouns.) I had to force the cat off the sofa. She just wouldn't be coaxed off. I had to force off the cat. She is so stubborn.
2. Fig. to make someone or a group resign from a board, committee, panel, etc. They forced her off the board before she could change any of their policies. They forced off the dissenters as well as the CEO.
See also: force, off
References in classic literature ?
"It is covered with burning charcoal, which causes the outer shell to curl upwards, it is then forced off with a knife, and before it becomes cold flattened between boards.
But he will be disappointed to have lost De Bruyne to injury, with the Belgium international being forced off with yet another issue this season.
However, the victory was not without sacrifice as Harry Kane was forced off due to injury and Pochettino admitted he could miss the remainder of the season - but he is not the only injury concern.
The midfielder was forced off the game in the 35th minute and was replaced by Paul Acquah in the 1-0 victory over the Ogya Boys.
Duhaney made his debut at right-back in the 1-0 victory over Wolves, but was forced off at half-time suffering a hip injury and missed the trip to Brighton as well as the home clash with Bournemouth.
Striker James Lafferty was forced off in the second half before Paul Donaghy limped out later on.
Cameron Highlands police chief DSP Ashari Abu Samah in a statement said the landslide occurred at about 5pm today and had forced off a four-wheel-drive vehicle parked by the side of the road into a ditch.
JURGEN KLOPP waslast night left sweating over the fitness of Joel Matip after the Cameroon defender was forced off injured in the first half of Liverpool's clash with Dortmund in North Carolina last night.
Jurgen Klopp will be left sweating over the fitness of Joel Matip after the Cameroon defender was forced off injured in the first half of Liverpool's clash with Dortmund in North Carolina.
Liverpool's hopes of landing a sixth European Cup were landed a huge blow as 44-goal top-scorer Mohamed Salah was forced off with a shoulder injury after just 30 minutes of Saturday's Champions League final against Real Madrid.Egyptian winger Salah, who has won a plethora of individual awards for his performances in his debut season at Anfield, was in tears as he left the field to be replaced by Adam Lallana.
Summary: Bhilwara, (Rajasthan) [India] Apr 30 (ANI): A Dalit man was allegedly beaten up and forced off a horse by a group of villagers during his wedding procession in Rajasthan's Bhilwara district.
Last March 3,350 passengers were forced off a train after it halted due to motor failure.
The FCC has created procedures for low-power television stations (LPTVs) and translators to apply for a Special Displacement Window if they are being forced off the air by the incentive auction.
Bale was forced off injured in the 35th minute of Sunday's 3-2 defeat to arch-rivals Barcelona that blew the La Liga title race wide open and took the champions ahead of Madrid in the standings due to their superior head-to-head record.
A MOTORIST was forced off the road and a tin of paint was tipped over his car after an argument in Stockton.