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English definition of “pick sb/sth off”

pick sb/sth off

(SHOOT) phrasal verb with pick     /pɪk/ verb
to shoot at one particular person , animal , or vehicle that you have chosen from a group : The snipers picked the soldiers off one by one as they ran for cover .Murder and attempted murderKilling
(Definition of pick sb/sth off (SHOOT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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