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Dictionary definition for: Pick

1. (n) the person or thing chosen or selected; "he was my pick for mayor"

2. (v) select carefully from a group; "She finally picked her successor" "He picked his way carefully"

3. (v) look for and gather; "pick mushrooms" "pick flowers"

4. (n) 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"

5. (n) the best people or things in a group; "the cream of England''s young men were killed in the Great War"

6. (v) harass with constant criticism; "Don''t always pick on your little brother"

7. (v) provoke; "pick a fight or a quarrel"

8. (n) the yarn woven across the warp yarn in weaving

9. (n) a small thin device (of metal or plastic or ivory) used to pluck a stringed instrument

10. (v) remove in small bits; "pick meat from a bone"

11. (n) a thin sharp implement used for picking; "he used a pick to clean dirt out of the cracks"

12. (v) remove unwanted substances from, such as feathers or pits; "Clean the turkey"

13. (v) pilfer or rob; "pick pockets"

14. (n) 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"

15. (n) a basketball maneuver; obstructing an opponent with one''s body; "he was called for setting an illegal pick"

16. (v) pay for something; "pick up the tab" "pick up the burden of high-interest mortgages" "foot the bill"

17. (v) pull lightly but sharply with a plucking motion; "he plucked the strings of his mandolin"

18. (n) the act of choosing or selecting; "your choice of colors was unfortunate" "you can take your pick"

19. (v) attack with or as if with a pickaxe of ice or rocky ground, for example; "Pick open the ice"

20. (v) hit lightly with a picking motion

21. (v) eat intermittently; take small bites of; "He pieced at the sandwich all morning" "She never eats a full meal--she just nibbles"

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