count off

phrasal verb

counted off; counting off; counts off
: to count numbers that are spaced a certain number apart
The students counted off one by one.

Examples of count off in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Mulligan then dropped to her knees to give Stone a long hug, and the two spoke quietly into each other's ears during the embrace as an announcer counted off the seconds to the end of the break. USA TODAY, 22 Feb. 2024 In one case, a frontman who never lived seems to count off a nonexistent band. Brian Hiatt, Rolling Stone, 28 June 2023 That’s when Ellington looks over at me with a gleam in his eye and counts off the band. Matthew Gavin Frank, Harper's Magazine, 21 May 2023 Auburn’s run in the 2023 Southeastern Conference Baseball tournament ended Thursday with an 7-4 loss against rival Alabama at the Hoover Met. Alabama jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the top of the first when Tommy Seidl hit a home run on a 1-0 count off Tigers’ starting pitcher Konner Copeland. Nubyjas Wilborn |, al, 26 Jan. 2023

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“Count off.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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