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PICK OFF

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does pick off mean? 

PICK OFF (verb)
  The verb PICK OFF has 2 senses:

1. shoot one by one
2. pull or pull out sharply

  Familiarity information: PICK OFF used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PICK OFF (verb)


Sense 1pick off [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Shoot one by one

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Hypernyms (to "pick off" is one way to...):

pip; shoot (kill by firing a missile)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 2pick off [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Pull or pull out sharply

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

pluck; pull off; pick off; tweak

Context example:

pluck the flowers off the bush

Hypernyms (to "pick off" is one way to...):

draw; force; pull (cause to move by pulling)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "pick off"):

tweeze (pluck with tweezers)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


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