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Wordnet 3.0

VERB (2)

1. shoot one by one;

2. pull or pull out sharply;
- Example: "pluck the flowers off the bush"
[syn: pluck, tweak, pull off, pick off]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Pick off \Pick" off\, v. t. 1. (Baseball) to put out a baserunner who is off base by tagging him/her, especially by a quick throw from the pitcher or catcher. [PJC] 2. to shoot so as to kill or disable, especially one by one from a position or in a situation where the target is unable to return fire at the shooter; -- used commonly of sniper fire. "The sniper picked off a dozen passersby from the tower before he was shot down by police." [PJC] 3. (Football) to intercept (a pass). [PJC]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

pick off v 1: shoot one by one 2: pull or pull out sharply; "pluck the flowers off the bush" [syn: pluck, tweak, pull off, pick off]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

31 Moby Thesaurus words for "pick off": charge, cock, detonate, discharge, drop, eject, fell, fire, fire off, gun, gun for, hit, let fly, let off, load, pelt, pepper, pistol, plug, pot, potshoot, potshot, prime, riddle, shoot, shoot at, shoot down, snipe, strike, take a potshot, torpedo