pace (something) off

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pace (something) off

To take even strides as a means of counting and marking a particular distance or measuring the distance of something. He paced off the perimeter of his property and determined it was roughly 80 meters in length. The two stood back to back and paced ten yards off in opposite directions.
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pace something

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1. Lit. to measure a distance by counting the number of even strides taken while walking. He paced the distance out and wrote it down. He paced out the distance from the door to the mailbox.
2. Fig. to deal with a problem by pacing around. When she was upset, she walked and walked while she thought through her problem. When Ed came into the room, she was pacing a new crisis out. She usually paced out her anxiety.

pace something

off to mark off a distance by counting the number of even strides taken while walking. The farmer paced a few yards off and pounded a stake into the soil. He paced off a few yards.

pace (oneself)

To move or make progress at a sensible or moderate rate.
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"Leicestershire came out all guns blazing, but we made a great comeback once we took the pace off the ball."
"I think it was our third game on that wicket so it was a little bit slow and they learned from the way we bowled and took a little bit of pace off the ball and made it pretty hard for our batters.
It became clear very early on in the match that pace off the ball was the way to go, and the Gloucestershire attack was perfectly suited to doing just that.
The club's third-choice stopper has come in for criticism for failing to rush out of his goal quickly enough to collect the ball, with some arguing that Elliot's lack of pace off the line forced Coloccini to shove Sunderland's Steven Fletcher to the ground and be dismissed, as well as concede a penalty in the process.
Dandy was recording his third win at the track in the 1m2f handicap when profiting from a canny ride from Cathy Gannon as she injected some pace off the home bend and scored with something in hand.
Daryl | The pitch ideal for his "pace off " seamers, he took one for 13 in four overs before leading his team to victory with 58 from 47 balls, his first competitive half-century of the summer.
Morgan said afterwards: "With the options we had, pace off was certainly the right option and it would have been nice to have another spinner.
"All around the world wickets are being prepared to take the pace off the ball.
The medium- pacers Siddharth Trivedi, Stuart Binny, Kevon Cooper and James Faulkner did well to take the pace off the ball and made scoring difficult.
With Djibril Cisse in fine form for Al Gharafa in the ACL, Al Sadd were vigilant and that somewhat took the pace off the match as they appeared too focused on keeping him at arm's length.
"We knew we wanted to go into the wicket, take pace off the ball and get the guys hitting to the bigger boundaries - and that really worked for us.
It was experience that showed the way in the difficult windy conditions as Nicky took the pace off the ball except on his serve that is a weapon and earned himself a lot of free points.
Those who are not die-hard fans, however, might find the story's pace off balance and the final battle scenes anticlimactic.
LAHORE, June 3 -- Tropical cyclone 'Phet' is gathering pace off Sindh's coastline in the Arabian Sea and could hit Karachi in the next 24 hours, a private TV channel reported on Wednesday.
Throughout batsmen were restricted when the bowlers took pace off the ball and scoring was generally easier when the fast men were in operation.