Definition of Pick Out in English :

Define Pick Out in English

Pick Out meaning in English

Meaning of Pick Out in English

Pronunciation of Pick Out in English

Pick Out pronunciation in English

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Pick Out

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1. choose, pick out, select, take

pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives

Example Sentences:
'Take any one of these cards'
'Choose a good husband for your daughter'
'She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her'

2. discern, distinguish, make out, pick out, recognise, recognize, spot, tell apart

detect with the senses

Example Sentences:
'The fleeing convicts were picked out of the darkness by the watchful prison guards'
'I can't make out the faces in this photograph'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.

Pick Out

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verb (tr, adverb)
to select for use or special consideration, illustration, etc, as from a group
to distinguish (an object from its surroundings), as in painting
she picked out the woodwork in white
to perceive or recognize (a person or thing previously obscured)
we picked out his face among the crowd
to distinguish (sense or meaning) from or as if from a mass of detail or complication
to play (a tune) tentatively, by or as if by ear

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Pick Out

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to choose; select
to single out from or recognize among a group; distinguish
to make out (meaning or sense)
to play (a tune) note by note, as on a piano

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

Pick Out

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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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