from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Baseball A play in which a runner is caught off base and is put out by a quick throw, as from the pitcher or catcher.
- n. Sports An interception, as in football.
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- n. A play in which a pitcher throws a live ball to a fielder so that the fielder can tag out a baserunner who has moved away from the base
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a play in which a base runner is picked off. See pick off.
- transitive v. to put out a baserunner who is off base by tagging him/her, especially by a quick throw from the pitcher or catcher.
- transitive v. 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.
- transitive v. to intercept (a pass).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. shoot one by one
- v. pull or pull out sharply
- n. a baseball play in which a base runner is caught off base and tagged out
pick + off (Wiktionary)