line out


lined out; lining out; lines out

transitive verb

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

intransitive verb

: to move rapidly
lined out for home
: 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 Many of them had lines out the door, and some of the owners posted TikTok videos thanking Lee for his visits. Daysia Tolentino, NBC News, 31 Oct. 2023 But with three Sox hitters given the chance to tie the game against Nationals closer Kyle Finnegan, pinch-hitter Reese McGuire grounded out, Devers fanned on a 98-mile-per-hour fastball, and Trevor Story lined out to end the contest., 17 Aug. 2023 Robin Yount was actually the last out, lining out to shortstop, but the night will be remembered forever as the one where Yount collected his 3,000th career hit, coming against Jose Mesa in the seventh. Jr Radcliffe, Journal Sentinel, 6 Sep. 2023 On weekend nights, the restaurant-bar is packed with a line out the door for tables. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, 26 Oct. 2023 But replay revealed the foot wasn’t touched by the ball and instead Taylor lined out. Steve Henson, Los Angeles Times, 3 Oct. 2023 The system is already in use on the Lowell and Newburyport/Rockport lines, parts of the Fitchburg Line, and all commuter rail lines out of South Station, officials said. Talia Lissauer,, 10 Aug. 2023 Employees of local bus companies said most lines out of the capital were fully booked. Omar Saley, CNN, 7 Aug. 2023 But White got Fernando Tatis Jr. to line out to right to end the threat. Jenna Malinowski, Detroit Free Press, 22 July 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1613, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of line out was in 1613

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Cite this Entry

“Line out.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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