What does pick off mean?

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pick off

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pick-offverb

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

  2. pick offverb

    shoot one by one

  3. pluck, tweak, pull off, pick offverb

    pull or pull out sharply

    "pluck the flowers off the bush"

GCIDE

  1. Pick offverb

    (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 offverb

    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 offverb

    (Football) to intercept (a pass).

Wiktionary

  1. pick offnoun

    An instance of throwing out a batter leading off base.

  2. pick offverb

    (literally) To remove by picking.

  3. pick offverb

    To shoot one by one.

  4. pick offverb

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

  5. pick offverb

    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 offverb

    To intercept, such as a ball in flight.

Wikipedia

  1. pick off

    In baseball, a pickoff is an act by a pitcher or catcher, throwing a live ball to a fielder so that the fielder can tag out a baserunner who is either leading off or about to begin stealing the next base. A pickoff attempt occurs when this throw is made in an attempt to make such an out or, more commonly, to "keep the runner close" by making it clear that the pitcher is aware and concerned with the runner's actions. A catcher may also attempt to throw runners out who likewise "stray too far" from their bases after a pitch; this can also be called a pickoff attempt. A runner who is picked off is said to have been caught napping, especially if he made no attempt to return to his base. A pickoff move is the motion the pitcher goes through in making this attempt; some pitchers have better pickoff moves than others. Pitchers in professional baseball use the pickoff move often, perhaps several times per game or even per inning if speedy baserunners reach base. Pitchers with more confidence in their ability to eliminate batters directly via strikeouts or flyouts use fewer pickoff attempts. In lower-skilled amateur games, the pickoff move is less common due to the potential for an error if the pitcher throws wild or the fielder fails to make the catch. In youth leagues that don't allow leading off, such as Little League and Cal Ripken League, the need for a pickoff move is eliminated. A pickoff may result in a rundown.

ChatGPT

  1. pick off

    "Pick off" generally refers to the action of selecting and then removing or eliminating someone or something from a larger group or system. This term is often used in various contexts like sports, military actions, and discussions about categories or choices. The meaning could change slightly depending on the context. It could refer to perceiving information or identifying an opportunity, quickly and accurately.

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Numerology

  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

Examples of pick off in a Sentence

  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. Stephanie Drumheller:

    Allosaurus might not have been as big as T. rex, but it was no slouch as an apex predator, it was able to hyper-extend its jaw for a super-wide gape. It was a hatchet feeder like a hawk, meaning it would chop into prey with its head. It had long arms with grasping claws and a strong bite force. Track sites suggest it might have been a long-distance hunter that would follow herds for miles to pick off prey.

  3. 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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