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

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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 Cordero lined out and flied out before a three-run homer off Vargas, fresh off the disabled list, right opened up a 9-0 lead in the fourth inning. Jeff Sanders,, "Franchy Cordero blasts off in start vs. lefty," 28 Apr. 2018 In the bottom half, three-hole hitter Bayleigh Baudouin lined out to center, and Kamryn Keller, who homered Friday in the quarterfinals, grounded out to short. Jim Derry,, "Hahnville 5, Sam Houston 3: Sarah VanEtta's dramatic homer sends Tigers to 5A title game," 28 Apr. 2018 The island could still use the support of travelers: Some beloved small businesses remain shuttered, and restaurants that once had lines out the door have tables to spare. Sara Clemence, WSJ, "Puerto Rico on the Rebound: A Three-Day Getaway Guide," 26 Dec. 2018 That brought up Hamilton again, who lined out to left to end the game. Scott Springer,, "Cincinnati Reds wrap up miserable home stand with 3-2 loss to St. Louis Cardinals," 15 Apr. 2018 After a meeting with Alan Dunn, Labas settled down by striking out the next two batters and getting Cole Secrest to line out to shortstop to end the inning without allowing a run. Andrew Lopez,, "A.J. Labas' complete game lifts LSU baseball over Lamar," 24 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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