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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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 Don’t be surprised to find lines out the door at their first location in a gas station at the corner of 47th Avenue and Mission Road. Fox News, "Best of Kansas City barbecue," 28 Oct. 2015 Hearth ceramics is a new line out of Bainbridge Island, with each piece hand-thrown and glazed on the island. Olivia Hall, The Seattle Times, "5 locally made home finds to spruce up your fall décor," 10 Sep. 2018 One of the main characters is voiced by Jack De Sena, who voices Avatar’s Sokka fame, so every line out of his mouth is a reminder of his previous show. Patricia Hernandez, The Verge, "The Dragon Prince is influenced by Avatar: The Last Airbender in the best ways," 7 Sep. 2018 There’s sometimes a line out the door at lunch time. Anne Kadet, WSJ, "The Cobbler Business Has a Lot of Heart, but Fewer Souls These Days," 21 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of line out

1613, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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