Definitions for pick off

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word pick off

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pick-off(verb)

    a baseball play in which a base runner is caught off base and tagged out

  2. pick off(verb)

    shoot one by one

  3. pluck, tweak, pull off, pick off(verb)

    pull or pull out sharply

    "pluck the flowers off the bush"


  1. Pick off(v. t.)

    (Baseball) to put out a baserunner who is off base by tagging him/her, especially by a quick throw from the pitcher or catcher.

  2. Pick off(v. t.)

    to shoot so as to kill or disable, especially one by one from a position or in a situation where the target is unable to return fire at the shooter; -- used commonly of sniper fire.

  3. Pick off(v. t.)

    (Football) to intercept (a pass).


  1. pick off(Noun)

    An instance of throwing out a batter leading off base.

  2. pick off(Verb)

    (literally) To remove by picking.

  3. pick off(Verb)

    To shoot one by one.

  4. pick off(Verb)

    To dispose of tasks, obstacles, opponents etc. one by one.

  5. pick off(Verb)

    To throw out a runner by tagging them whilst they are not in contact with any of the three bases or home plate.

  6. pick off(Verb)

    To intercept, such as a ball in flight.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Rory McIlroy:

    It's about staying patient, there's a lot of pars on my card, but I was able to pick off a couple of birdies and a nice eagle on 16, so pleased with the start.


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