force (someone or an animal) out of (something)(redirected from forced them out of)
force (someone or an animal) out of (something)
1. To persuade or pressure someone or an animal to leave or move away from something. Security guards forced the onlookers out of the room where the crime had been committed. Good luck forcing the dog out of the bedroom—she thinks our bed is just a giant dog bed now.
2. To persuade or pressure someone to resign from a prominent, authoritative position. Do you think these accusations are credible or just an attempt to force the CEO out of his position?
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force someone or something out of somethingand force someone or something out
to drive someone or something out of something or some place. The citizen's group forced the governor out of office. They forced out the governor.
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