line out

verb

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

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But the threat ended when Brandon Dixon lined out to right and Schebler grounded out to the pitcher. Bobby Nightengale, Cincinnati.com, "Long ball costs Luis Castillo, Cincinnati Reds in another loss to St. Louis Cardinals," 9 June 2018 Entering in the fourth inning, Makita gave up a single to Joey Votto and a home run to Scooter Gennett before getting two strikeouts and a line out. Kevin Acee, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Hudson Potts looks the part for Padres, too; Cordoba, Makita updates," 24 Mar. 2018 The bottom of the sixth didn't end well for the Pirates with Lindsey hitting a line out to Danny Alviar, Tyler Roberts hitting a ground out to Nelson and Jonah Bellard getting struck out. Jacob Mcadams, Houston Chronicle, "Cleveland Indians defeat Shepherd Pirates 17-2," 19 Mar. 2018 Pollock and Paul Goldschmidt each lined out to second. Nick Piecoro, azcentral, "Diamondbacks' funk continues with loss to Rockies," 12 July 2018 Jose Peraza softly lined out to first base to push the game into extra innings for the remaining diehard fans from a crowd of 26,144. Bobby Nightengale, Cincinnati.com, "Cincinnati Reds force extra innings after late rain delay, lose to St. Louis Cardinals," 8 June 2018 Heyward lined out as a pinch hitter and played right field in the eighth and ninth innings. Mark Gonzales, chicagotribune.com, "Cubs romp to 8-1 victory after rain delay; Jason Heyward activated from DL," 19 May 2018 However, the Oilers hit into a 6-4-3 double play, and Izayah Quezada and Shawn Huber each lined out. Ted Dunnam, Houston Chronicle, "Baseball playoffs: Kingwood ousts Pearland in 6A matchup," 12 May 2018 Neal lines out sharply to first for the second out. Jim Derry, NOLA.com, "John Curtis 7, Dominican 5: Six-run fifth gives Patriots 10th title," 28 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of line out

1613, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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