Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

pick off

verb

Definition of pick off

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to shoot or bring down especially one by one

  3. 2 :  to put out (a base runner who is off base) with a quick throw (as from the pitcher or catcher)

  4. 3 :  intercept <picked off a pass>



Examples of pick off

  1. <picked off more passes than any other player in the division>



1810

First Known Use of pick off

1810


Learn More about pick off


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up pick off? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 13, 2016

a trying or distressing experience

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image33683556

How much does a batman (the Turkish unit of measurement) weigh?

100 pounds 16.96 pounds 196.5 pounds 2.2 pounds
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ