What does pick off mean?

Definitions for pick off

Here are all the 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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pick off in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pick off in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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.

  2. Donald Trump:

    Now they're trying to pick off those delegates one by one, that's not the way democracy is supposed to work. They offer them trips, they offer them all sorts of things and you're allowed to do that. You can buy all these votes.

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