Definition of Pick At in English :

Define Pick At in English

Pick At meaning in English

Meaning of Pick At in English

Pronunciation of Pick At in English

Pick At pronunciation in English

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Pick At

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1. pick at, pluck at, pull at

pluck or pull at with the fingers

Example Sentences:
'She picked nervously at the buttons of her blouse'

2. peck, peck at, pick at

eat like a bird

Example Sentences:
'The anorexic girl just picks at her food'

3. belittle, disparage, pick at

express a negative opinion of

Example Sentences:
'She disparaged her student's efforts'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.

Pick At

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(intr, preposition)
to make criticisms of in a niggling or petty manner

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Pick At

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to eat small portions of, esp. in a dainty or fussy manner
2.  Informal
to nag at; find fault with
to toy or meddle with; finger

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.

Pick At

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v. picked, pick·ing, picks
1. To select from a group: The best swimmer was picked.
a. To gather in; harvest: They were picking cotton.
b. To gather the harvest from: picked the field in one day.
a. To remove the outer covering of; pluck: pick a chicken clean of feathers.
b. To tear off bit by bit: pick meat from the bones.
4. To remove extraneous matter from (the teeth, for example).
5. To poke and pull at (something) with the fingers.
6. To break up, separate, or detach by means of a sharp pointed instrument.
7. To pierce or make (a hole) with a sharp pointed instrument.
8. To take up (food) with the beak; peck: The parrot picked its seed.
9. To steal the contents of: My pocket was picked.
10. To open (a lock) without the use of a key.
11. To provoke: pick a fight.
12. Music
a. To pluck (an instrument's strings).
b. To play (an instrument) by plucking its strings.
c. To play (a tune) in this manner: picked a melody out on the guitar.
1. To decide with care or forethought.
2. To work with a pick.
3. To find fault or make petty criticisms; carp: He's always picking about something.
4. To be harvested or gathered: The ripe apples picked easily.
1. The act of picking, especially with a sharp pointed instrument.
2. The act of selecting or choosing; choice: got first pick of the desserts.
3. Something selected as the most desirable; the best or choicest part: the pick of the crop.
4. The amount or quantity of a crop that is picked by hand.
5. Sports An interception of a pass.
6. Basketball A screen.

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