Definition of Pick in English :
Define Pick in English
Pick meaning in English
Meaning of Pick in English
Pronunciation of Pick in English
Pick pronunciation in English
Pronounce Pick in Englishsee synonyms of pick
the person or thing chosen or selected
Example Sentences:'he was my pick for mayor'
2. pick, picking
the quantity of a crop that is harvested
Example Sentences:'he sent the first picking of berries to the market''it was the biggest peach pick in years'
3. cream, pick
the best people or things in a group
Example Sentences:'the cream of England's young men were killed in the Great War'
a small thin device (of metal or plastic or ivory) used to pluck a stringed instrument
a thin sharp implement used for removing unwanted material
Example Sentences:'he used a pick to clean the dirt out of the cracks'
a heavy iron tool with a wooden handle and a curved head that is pointed on both ends
Example Sentences:'they used picks and sledges to break the rocks'
a basketball maneuver; obstructing an opponent with one's body
Example Sentences:'he was called for setting an illegal pick'
the act of choosing or selecting
Example Sentences:'your choice of colors was unfortunate''you can take your pick'
select carefully from a group
Example Sentences:'She finally picked her successor''He picked his way carefully'
look for and gather
Example Sentences:'pick mushrooms''pick flowers'
harass with constant criticism
Example Sentences:'Don't always pick on your little brother'
Example Sentences:'pick a fight or a quarrel'
remove in small bits
Example Sentences:'pick meat from a bone'
15. clean, pick
remove unwanted substances from, such as feathers or pits
Example Sentences:'Clean the turkey'
pilfer or rob
Example Sentences:'pick pockets'
17. foot, pick
pay for something
Example Sentences:'pick up the tab''pick up the burden of high-interest mortgages''foot the bill'
pull lightly but sharply with a plucking motion
Example Sentences:'he plucked the strings of his mandolin'
19. break up, pick
attack with or as if with a pickaxe of ice or rocky ground, for example
Example Sentences:'Pick open the ice'
eat intermittently; take small bites of
Example Sentences:'He pieced at the sandwich all morning''She never eats a full meal--she just nibbles'
WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.
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Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.
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