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Verb: pick  pik
  1. Select carefully from a group
    "She finally picked her successor"; "He picked his way carefully"
     
  2. Look for and gather
    "pick mushrooms"; "pick flowers";
    - pluck, cull
     
  3. Harass with constant criticism
    "Don't always pick on your little brother";
    - blame, find fault
     
  4. Provoke
    "pick a fight or a quarrel"
     
  5. Remove in small bits
    "pick meat from a bone"
     
  6. Remove unwanted substances from, such as feathers or pits
    "pick the turkey";
    - clean
     
  7. Pilfer or rob
    "pick pockets"
     
  8. Pay for something
    "pick up the tab";
    - foot
     
  9. Pull lightly but sharply with a plucking motion
    "he picked the strings of his mandolin";
    - pluck, plunk
     
  10. Hit for example ice or rocky ground) with or as if with a pickaxe
    "Pick open the ice";
    - break up
     
  11. Hit lightly with a picking motion
    - peck, beak
     
  12. Eat intermittently; take small bites of
    "She never eats a full meal--she just picks";
    - nibble, piece
Noun: pick  pik
  1. The person or thing chosen or selected
    "he was my pick for mayor";
    - choice, selection
     
  2. The quantity of a crop that is harvested
    "it was the biggest peach pick in years";
    - picking
     
  3. The best people or things in a group
    "the pick of England's young men were killed in the Great War";
    - cream
     
  4. The yarn woven across the warp yarn in weaving
    - woof, weft, filling
     
  5. A small thin device (of metal, plastic or ivory) used to pluck a stringed instrument
    - plectrum, plectron
     
  6. A thin sharp implement used for removing unwanted material
    "he used a pick to clean the dirt out of the cracks"
     
  7. 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";
    - pickax [US], pickaxe
     
  8. A basketball manoeuvre; obstructing an opponent with one's body
    "he was called for setting an illegal pick"
     
  9. The act of choosing or selecting
    "you can take your pick";
    - choice, selection, option

Sounds like: pi, pi

Derived forms: picking, picked, picks

See also: pick off, pick over, pick up

Type of: action, basketball play, call forth, choose, collect, criticise [Brit], criticize, damn, deciding, decision making, device, draw, eat, edge tool, elite, √©lite [Brit], elite group, evoke, force, garner, gather, hand tool, kick up, knock, output, pay, pick apart, pick out, pierce, production, provoke, pull, pull together, remove, rob, select, strike, take, take away, thread, withdraw, yarn, yield

Part of: cloth, fabric, material, textile, weave

Encyclopedia: Pick