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  Definition of pick
  1. the act of choosing or selecting; "your choice of colors was unfortunate"; "you can take your pick"
  2. a basketball maneuver; obstructing an opponent with one''s body; "he was called for setting an illegal pick"
  3. a heavy iron tool with a wooden handle and a curved head that is pointed on both ends; "they used picks and sledges to break the rocks"
  4. a thin sharp implement used for picking; "he used a pick to clean dirt out of the cracks"
  5. a small thin device (of metal or plastic or ivory) used to pluck a stringed instrument
  6. the yarn woven across the warp yarn in weaving
  7. the person or thing chosen or selected; "he was my pick for mayor"
  8. the best people or things in a group; "the cream of England''s young men were killed in the Great War"
  9. the quantity of a crop that is harvested; "he sent the first picking of berries to the market"; "it was the biggest peach pick in years"
  10. remove unwanted substances from, such as feathers or pits; "Clean the turkey"
  11. remove in small bits; "pick meat from a bone"
  12. select carefully from a group; "She finally picked her successor"; "He picked his way carefully"
  13. harass with constant criticism; "Don''t always pick on your little brother"
  14. eat intermittently; take small bites of; "He pieced at the sandwich all morning"; "She never eats a full meal--she just nibbles"
  15. hit lightly with a picking motion
  16. look for and gather; "pick mushrooms"; "pick flowers"
  17. attack with or as if with a pickaxe of ice or rocky ground, for example; "Pick open the ice"
  18. pull lightly but sharply with a plucking motion; "he plucked the strings of his mandolin"
  19. provoke; "pick a fight or a quarrel"
  20. pay for something; "pick up the tab"; "pick up the burden of high-interest mortgages"; "foot the bill"
  21. pilfer or rob; "pick pockets"
Similar Words: choice, selection, option, pickax, pickaxe, plectrum, plectron, woof, weft, filling, cream, picking, clean, blame, find fault, nibble, piece, peck, beak, pluck, cull, break up, plunk, foot

 

See Also: cull out, pick up, receive, catch, pluck, tweak, pull off, pick off, sieve out, pick over, learn, hear, get word, get wind, find out, get a line, discover, see

 

Hyponyms: casting, coloration, colouration, sampling, decision, determination, conclusion, volition, willing, election, vote, ballot, voting, balloting, mattock, icepick, ice pick, toothpick, guitar pick, pleasure, favorite, favourite, way, hand-pick, mushroom, berry, twang

 

Entailments: chop, hack

 

Substance Meronyms: fabric, cloth, material, textile

 

Part Meronyms: weave

 

Derivational Morphology: choose, prefer, opt, take, select, pick out, break up, pluck, plunk, cull, choice, selection, option, cream, picker, chooser, selector, cynic, faultfinder, blame, rap, piece, slice, nybble, nibble, nibbler, beak, bill, neb, nib, pecker, picking, pickax, pickaxe, plectrum, plectron, pickings, taking

 

 
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