pick-off

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n pick-off a baseball play in which a base runner is caught off base and tagged out
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Quotations

  • Walter Gropius
    Walter Gropius
    “If your contribution has been vital there will always be somebody to pick up where you left off, and that will be your claim to immortality.”
  • Winston Churchill
    Winston%20Churchill
    “Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing happened.”

Usage

In literature:

They pick money off the cotton plant.
"The Great Conspiracy, Part 2." by John Alexander Logan
They pick money off the cotton plant.
"The Great Conspiracy, Complete" by John Alexander Logan
Half the dragoons on the wagon were picked off like crows on a branch.
"The Yeoman Adventurer" by George W. Gough
I picked it up, and loosed off.
"Mike" by P. G. Wodehouse
Mr. Cashmore had grown restless; he picked a stray thread off the knee of his trousers.
"The Awkward Age" by Henry James
They would lie behind stones, trees and brush and at any moment one of them might pick him off.
"The Sword of Antietam" by Joseph A. Altsheler
So I picked her hand bag off the floor and asked her where I might place it.
"In the Fog" by Richard Harding Davis
A good shot whose main occupation is picking off unwary individuals of the enemy.
"Over The Top" by Arthur Guy Empey
After lunch she went upstairs, put on her hat and coat, picked up the three Library books, and started off.
"The Cathedral" by Sir Hugh Walpole
Then we drop the burden and rush off at a tangent to pick up another.
"Barlasch of the Guard" by H. S. Merriman
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In poetry:

One sword-knot stolen from the camp
Will pay for all the school expenses
Of any Kurrum Valley scamp
Who knows no word of moods and tenses,
But, being blessed with perfect sight,
Picks off our messmates left and right.
"Arithmetic on the Frontier" by Rudyard Kipling

In news:

Friday night Monk threw for three TDs while rushing for one and picking off two Angola passes in an Eagles 34-7 win.
The Chicago Bears picked off five passes as the Dallas Cowboys lost 34-18 on Monday Night Football.
Mary picks up where it left off.
It took only 114 games and an old look for the Astros to pick up their first walk-off victory of the 2012 season.
A wave of optimism surrounding the launch of Research In Motion's re-engineered BlackBerry line picked up momentum on Thursday with Goldman Sachs raising its rating on the smartphone maker and setting off a surge in its share price.
Yankees first baseman Steve Pearce applies the tag as Mark Reynolds is picked off by Yankees pitcher David Phelps during the fourth inning Saturday afternoon.
Union Rags picked up where I'll Have Another left off - coming from behind to catch a Bob Baffert-trained horse at the finish in a Triple Crown race.
The Rams' defense did not force any takeaways, while the New York Jets picked off one pass and recovered two fumbles _ turning both into touchdowns in a 27-13 victory on Sunday.
Canyon View held off Bonanza in the fourth quarter to pick up the victory in Las Vegas.
So, for him the team's top priority is to pick up where they left off the last time they visited Brooklyn 's Barclays Center.
49ers' bruising ground game picks up where it left off.
Burnett picked off Christian Ponder twice, James Starks had Green Bay's first rushing touchdown in almost two months and the Packers overcame a monster day by Peterson for a 23-14 victory Sunday over the Minnesota Vikings.
Will The Twins Pick Themselves Off The Floor .
She is heading to New York to pick up another big award and for the first time ever, she will take off her tennis shoes and wear high heels.
1 pick to host the live shows when they kick off in October.
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In science:

In the ideal case, what one means by a “mirror” is that complex probabilities of particle bouncing off of it pick up a factor of i. A good experimentalist would naturally test this assumption in other measurements.
Physics with exotic probability theory
For example, if there are both pick-up and drop-off requests at the first floor, when the elevator performs action stay, the passengers can enter and exit within one time point.
Restricted Value Iteration: Theory and Algorithms
After the elevator performs an action, it knows the changes of components of its states: variables pick-up and drop-off for each floor and its position.
Restricted Value Iteration: Theory and Algorithms
At any time point, the elevator serves one of four requests: pick-up requests at the first/second floor, drop-off requests at the first/second floor.
Restricted Value Iteration: Theory and Algorithms
For instance, if the elevator un-fulfills either the pick-up or drop-off request(if they are set) at the first floor, it receives a penalty of 0.25 ∗ 2 = 0.5.
Restricted Value Iteration: Theory and Algorithms
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