line 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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Maile popped out to center fielder Bradley Jr. Travis lined out to center fielder Bradley Jr. RED SOX — Devers singled to center., "MLB boxscore: Red Sox 8, Blue Jays 3," 28 May 2018 Then Cordero hit one harder Monday, 116.5 mph on a line out to Rockies center fielder Charlie Blackmon. Kevin Acee,, "Franchy Cordero's potential is a struggle of power, patience," 26 Apr. 2018 Image Given the reports of lines out the door, our wait to order and sit was surprisingly short — probably thanks to a pipe-bursting freeze that had settled on the city. New York Times, "A New Orleans Restaurant Offers Creativity Between Bread Slices," 3 Feb. 2018 Warren lined out to the second baseman, but the Raiders scored two runs on two hits and an error after that and took a 3-1 lead. Pete Grathoff, kansascity, "Royals draft pick Brady Singer struggles in Gators' opener at College World Series," 18 June 2018 Glamour: There are hundreds of new product lines out there. Ying Chu, Glamour, "Makeup Artist Gucci Westman's New Line Is Paradise for Finicky Skin," 27 Apr. 2018 But the threat ended when Brandon Dixon lined out to right and Schebler grounded out to the pitcher. Bobby Nightengale,, "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,, "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

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First Known Use of line out

1613, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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