line out

verb
lined out; lining out; lines out

Definition of line out

transitive verb

1 : to indicate with or as if with lines : outline line out a route
2 : to arrange in an extended line

intransitive verb

1 : to move rapidly lined out for home
2 : to make an out by hitting a baseball in a line drive that is caught

Examples of line out in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On his first pitch, Allen got Levi Usher to line out to second to relieve some of the pressure. Ryan Ford, Detroit Free Press, 4 June 2022 Cueto quickly worked out of trouble, striking out Giancarlo Stanton looking and getting Josh Donaldson to line out to third. Lamond Pope, Chicago Tribune, 27 May 2022 Located in Soho, the store often has a line out the door on weekends, but only a handful of shoppers stopped by on a Monday afternoon. Emma Hinchliffe And Paige Mcglauflin, Fortune, 19 July 2022 Once word gets out, there will be a line out the door. Kim Westerman, Forbes, 15 June 2022 On top of that, the store was short-staffed, sometimes with just a few baristas tasked with serving a line out the door. Talia Soglin, Chicago Tribune, 2 June 2022 Watching through the video feed streaming to his phone, Barques sends a flying drone carrying a fishing line out over the surf, searching for large sandy canals and depressions in the seafloor. Abe Musselman, Smithsonian Magazine, 1 June 2022 Three batters later, after Hjerpe induced a line out to second and collected another strikeout, Jayden Kiernan ripped a two-out, run-scoring single to left center, scoring Frei and giving the Utes a 2-1 lead. Joe Freeman, oregonlive, 29 Apr. 2022 The two men were equipped with nylon rope lifelines, and Clem swam a line out to help the people that were struggling. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 18 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of line out

1613, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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The first known use of line out was in 1613

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Last Updated

6 Aug 2022

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“Line out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/line%20out. Accessed 7 Aug. 2022.

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