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  • the act of choosing or selecting
    • your choice of colors was unfortunate
    • you can take your pick
  • a basketball maneuver; obstructing an opponent with one's body
    • he was called for setting an illegal pick
  • 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
  • a thin sharp implement used for removing unwanted material
    • he used a pick to clean the dirt out of the cracks
  • a small thin device (of metal or plastic or ivory) used to pluck a stringed instrument
  • the yarn woven across the warp yarn in weaving
  • the best people or things in a group
    • the cream of England's young men were killed in the Great War
  • 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
  • the person or thing chosen or selected
    • he was my pick for mayor
  • eat intermittently; take small bites of
    • He pieced at the sandwich all morning
    • She never eats a full meal--she just nibbles
  • hit lightly with a picking motion
  • attack with or as if with a pickaxe of ice or rocky ground, for example
    • Pick open the ice
  • pull lightly but sharply with a plucking motion
    • he plucked the strings of his mandolin
  • pay for something
    • pick up the tab
    • pick up the burden of high-interest mortgages
    • foot the bill
  • pilfer or rob
    • pick pockets
  • remove unwanted substances from, such as feathers or pits
    • Clean the turkey
  • remove in small bits
    • pick meat from a bone
  • provoke
    • pick a fight or a quarrel
  • harass with constant criticism
    • Don't always pick on your little brother
  • look for and gather
    • pick mushrooms
    • pick flowers
  • select carefully from a group
    • She finally picked her successor
    • He picked his way carefully
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