Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun 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.
  • noun Sports An intercepted pass, especially in football.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Baseball) a play in which a base runner is picked off. See pick off.
  • transitive verb (Baseball) to put out a baserunner who is off base by tagging him/her, especially by a quick throw from the pitcher or catcher.
  • transitive verb 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 verb (Football) to intercept (a pass).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun baseball 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 WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb shoot one by one
  • verb pull or pull out sharply
  • noun a baseball play in which a base runner is caught off base and tagged out

Etymologies

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pick +‎ off

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