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pick

noun (n)

  • the person or thing chosen or selected (noun.cognition)
    Synonym: choice, selection
    Example:
    He was my pick for mayor.
    source: wordnet30
  • the quantity of a crop that is harvested (noun.quantity)
    Synonym: picking
    Example:
    He sent the first picking of berries to the market.
    It was the biggest peach pick in years.
    source: wordnet30
  • the best people or things in a group (noun.group)
    Synonym: cream
    source: wordnet30
  • the yarn woven across the warp yarn in weaving (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: filling, weft, woof
    source: wordnet30
  • a small thin device (of metal or plastic or ivory) used to pluck a stringed instrument (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: plectron, plectrum
    source: wordnet30
  • a thin sharp implement used for removing unwanted material (noun.artifact)
    Example:
    He used a pick to clean the dirt out of the cracks.
    source: wordnet30
  • a heavy iron tool with a wooden handle and a curved head that is pointed on both ends (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: pickax, pickaxe
    Example:
    They used picks and sledges to break the rocks.
    source: wordnet30
  • a basketball maneuver; obstructing an opponent with one's body (noun.act)
    Example:
    He was called for setting an illegal pick.
    source: wordnet30
  • the act of choosing or selecting (noun.act)
    Synonym: choice, option, selection
    Example:
    You can take your pick.
    source: wordnet30
  • A sharp-pointed tool for picking; -- often used in composition; as, a toothpick; a picklock. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • select carefully from a group (verb.cognition)
    Example:
    She finally picked her successor.
    He picked his way carefully.
    source: wordnet30
  • look for and gather (verb.contact)
    Synonym: cull, pluck
    Example:
    Pick mushrooms.
    Pick flowers.
    source: wordnet30
  • harass with constant criticism (verb.communication)
    Synonym: blame, find fault
    Example:
    Don't always pick on your little brother.
    source: wordnet30
  • provoke (verb.creation)
    Example:
    Pick a fight or a quarrel.
    source: wordnet30
  • remove in small bits (verb.change)
    Example:
    Pick meat from a bone.
    source: wordnet30
  • remove unwanted substances from, such as feathers or pits (verb.change)
    Synonym: clean
    source: wordnet30
  • pilfer or rob (verb.possession)
    Example:
    Pick pockets.
    source: wordnet30
  • pay for something (verb.possession)
    Synonym: foot
    Example:
    Pick up the tab.
    Pick up the burden of high-interest mortgages.
    source: wordnet30
  • pull lightly but sharply with a plucking motion (verb.contact)
    Synonym: pluck, plunk
    source: wordnet30
  • attack with or as if with a pickaxe of ice or rocky ground, for example (verb.contact)
    Synonym: break up
    Example:
    Pick open the ice.
    source: wordnet30
  • hit lightly with a picking motion (verb.contact)
    Synonym: beak, peck
    source: wordnet30
  • eat intermittently; take small bites of (verb.consumption)
    Synonym: nibble, piece
    source: wordnet30
  • To throw; to pitch. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To eat slowly, sparingly, or by morsels; to nibble. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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