Definitions of pick:
  • noun:   a basketball maneuver; obstructing an opponent with one's body
    Example: "He was called for setting an illegal pick"
  • noun:   a heavy iron tool with a wooden handle and a curved head that is pointed on both ends
    Example: "They used picks and sledges to break the rocks"
  • noun:   a thin sharp implement used for picking
    Example: "He used a pick to clean dirt out of the cracks"
  • noun:   a small thin device (of metal or plastic or ivory) used to pluck a stringed instrument
  • noun:   the person or thing chosen or selected
    Example: "He was my pick for mayor"
  • noun:   the best people or things in a group
  • noun:   the quantity of a crop that is harvested
    Example: "He sent the first picking of berries to the market"
  • noun:   the act of choosing or selecting
    Example: "You can take your pick"
  • noun:   the yarn woven across the warp yarn in weaving
  • verb:   pilfer or rob
    Example: "Pick pockets"
  • verb:   select carefully from a group
    Example: "She finally picked her successor"
  • verb:   look for and gather
    Example: "Pick mushrooms"
  • verb:   attack with or as if with a pickaxe of ice or rocky ground, for example
    Example: "Pick open the ice"
  • verb:   provoke
    Example: "Pick a fight or a quarrel"
  • verb:   remove in small bits
    Example: "Pick meat from a bone"
  • verb:   pay for something
    Example: "Pick up the tab"
  • verb:   eat intermittently; take small bites of
  • verb:   hit lightly with a picking motion
  • verb:   remove unwanted substances from, such as feathers or pits
  • verb:   harass with constant criticism
    Example: "Don't always pick on your little brother"
  • verb:   pull lightly but sharply with a plucking motion
  • name:  A surname (common: 1 in 100000 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #12751)

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