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Definition of pick off phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

pick off

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
 
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Phrasal Verbs

pick somebodyoff

(informal)
 
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to aim carefully at a person, an animal, or an aircraft, especially one of a group, and then shoot them Snipers were picking off innocent civilians.

pick somethingoff

 
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to remove something from something such as a tree, a plant, etc. Pick off all the dead leaves.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: pick off