line out

verb
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

Recent Examples on the Web Since then, people have continued to stop by, sometimes forming a line out front, waiting to take photos with the decor. Raquel Zaldivar, chicagotribune.com, 15 June 2021 Kaylee Tow strikes out swinging and the Alabama side is retired on a line out from Jenna Johnson. Evan Dudley, al, 6 June 2021 Hsieh invested in a couple of pizza ovens for the restaurant; word spread, and soon the place had a line out the door. Fortune, 18 May 2021 Christian Franklin hit a hard line out to third base before Moore's deep drive to center field brought Slavens home. Tom Murphy, Arkansas Online, 15 May 2021 He's put his body and really laid his life on the line out there for that team and his teammates and everything. Jr Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 10 May 2021 Miley finished the no-hitter in the ninth with a line out, a strikeout and a groundout. Charlie Goldsmith, The Enquirer, 8 May 2021 Matt Barnes, who gave up Seager’s drive deep to right, got Evan White to line out to Bogaerts and end it. Doug Alden, courant.com, 23 Apr. 2021 His first and second at-bats in Thursday's early game produced a 105.1 mph exit velocity (line out to shortstop) and 108.7 mph exit velocity (double), respectively. Evan Petzold, Detroit Free Press, 29 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of line out

1613, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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19 Jun 2021

Cite this Entry

“Line out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/line%20out. Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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