line out

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 With runners at second and third and one out in the fourth, Max Kepler lined out to center fielder Joey Gallo. John Shipley, Twin Cities, "Twins’ disappointing loss can’t dampen spirits heading into break," 7 July 2019 Dalton got Josh Bristyan to pop up to the catcher for the second out, then Ernie Yake lined out to right to end the threat. Creg Stephenson |, al, "South Alabama edges Gonzaga in series-opener, 2-0," 29 Feb. 2020 Luke Voit lined out to left field to end that threat. Jake Seiner, The Seattle Times, "Jiménez hits 1st 2 HRs, ChiSox top Yanks in soggy 6+ innings," 12 Apr. 2019 But the Joe’s had a line out the door, like people were waiting for bottle service and a Kardashian appearance at the 1OAK on the Sunset Strip on a Saturday night. Jimmy O. Yang, Bon Appétit, "All I Need in Quarantine Is My YouTube Abuela and Carniceria 21," 8 Apr. 2020 Long waits at the DMV are ingrained in California culture, but lines grew unbearably long — and appointments became tougher to get — as an onslaught of customers stretched lines out the door and wait times lasted up to six hours. Michael Cabanatuan,, "Oakland company suspends express DMV appointments after Chronicle report," 31 Jan. 2020 Bauer got Beaty to line out to center - despite letting him know what was coming - and finished with three scoreless innings out of the bullpen, allowing two hits and striking out two. Dave Clark,, "Trevor Bauer let Matt Beaty know which pitches were coming during Reds' win vs. Dodgers," 3 Mar. 2020 Harris then got out of the inning by getting Juan Soto to line out to first. Benjamin Hoffman, New York Times, "Nationals Overcome Astros in Game 6 to Extend World Series," 29 Oct. 2019 In the fourth, Cole lost his control and walked back-to-back batters on nine pitchers , only for LeMahieu to line out to center field. Bob Nightengale, USA TODAY, "Yankees will be haunted by failure to knock out Astros ace Gerrit Cole in ALCS Game 3," 14 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of line out

1613, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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8 Jun 2020

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“Line out.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Jul. 2020.

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