pick off

phrasal verb [transitive]
Word forms "pick off":
present tense I/you/we/they pick off he/she/it picks off present participle picking off past tense picked off past participle picked off
to shoot people, animals, or aircraft one by one by aiming at them carefully from a distance

English dictionary. 2014.

Synonyms:
, , / , (as a marksman)


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