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

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Reporter David Aldridge lined out some of the players the Knicks figure to target in free agency. Michael Nowels, The Mercury News, "NBA Twitter is trolling Knicks fans, not Warriors fans, for Durant-to-Brooklyn," 30 June 2019 Rizer lined out to center for the first out with no advancement from the base runners. Randy Mcroberts,, "Aberdeen slips below .500 for first time this season," 27 June 2019 On Hernandez’s first pitch, Astros cleanup hitter Yuli Gurriel lined out to center and center fielder Nick Senzel tossed out Yordan Alvarez at third base. Bobby Nightengale,, "Jesse Winker, Derek Dietrich homer in 1st inning to lead Cincinnati Reds to win over Astros," 18 June 2019 Rusin got Hayward to line out for the second out of the frame, but the next at-bat, Bote roped a change-up deep into the left field corner to score three. Kyle Newman, The Denver Post, "Rockies bring the bats, but Colorado native David Bote’s monster night paces Cubs past Rockies," 5 June 2019 Belt hit eleven straight balls into the crowd on a full count, hanging in for an epic 21-pitch at-bat before lining out to right fielder Kole Calhoun. Bernie Wilson, Houston Chronicle, "Brandon Belt sets MLB record with 21-pitch at-bat in Giants' win over Angels," 23 Apr. 2018 La Stella pinch-hit for Skaggs in the fifth inning and lined out to center. Jay Cohen, The Seattle Times, "Hamels helps Cubs beat Trout-less Angels 5-1," 12 Apr. 2019 After Berryhill lined out, right fielder Ruben Cardenas ripped a double into left field to put runners on second and third. Ethan Bauer,, "Fullerton falls to Washington 8-5 in error-filled first game of super regional," 9 June 2018 Jessie Warren lines out to DJ Sanders, but her throw to first is errant and allows the runners to advance to second and third with one out. Joel Odom,, "NCAA softball live updates: Oregon Ducks eliminated by Florida State at Women's College World Series," 2 June 2018

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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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appealing forcibly to the mind or reason

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