Grammar Patterns

V n out of n

The 'force' group

These verbs are concerned with forcing someone to leave a place, position, activity, or state.
This is a productive use: any verb which indicates the use of force or pressure can be used with this pattern. The verbs listed here are the ones which are most frequently used in this way.
He said he would oppose moves to force the president out of office.
She fears the authorities might kick her out of Barbados.
The sixth seed has been knocked out of the Australian Indoor Championship in the third round.
This was apparently enough to shake him out of his complacency.
  • bomb (usu passive)
  • boot
  • chase
  • chuck
  • drive
  • drum (usu passive)
  • flush
  • force
  • hound (usu passive)
  • jolt
  • kick
  • knock
  • order
  • put
  • shake
  • throw
  • turf
  • turn
  • vote
  • winkle out
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