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handpick

hand·pick

handpick

 
pronunciation:
haend pIk
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: handpicked, handpicking, handpicks
definition 1: to pick (fruits or the like) by hand rather than by machine.
definition 2: to choose personally.
The presidential nominee will handpick the candidate for vice president.
derivation: handpicked (adj.)