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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.

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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. 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.

  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. 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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