Значение идиомы pick off

[pick off] {v.} 1. To pull off; remove with the fingers.

Hepicked off the burs that had stuck to his overcoat.

2. To shoot, oneat a time; knock down one by one.

The sniper picked off the slowersoldiers as they came out into the road.

3. To catch a base runneroff base by throwing the ball quickly to a fielder who tags him out.

The pitcher turned around suddenly and threw to the second baseman topick the runner off second base.

Compare: OFF BASE. 4. To catch and, especially in football, to intercept.

Alert defenders picked offthree of Jack’s passes.


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