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pick1

pick1

pronunciation:
pIk
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
phrases:
pick on, pick out, pick over, pick up
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: picked, picking, picks
definition 1: to choose or select from a group.
synonyms:
choose, pick out, select, single out
antonyms:
reject
similar words:
cast, cull, elect, favor, handpick, prefer, settle on
definition 2: to gather by pulling off or out; pluck.
 
synonyms:
pluck
similar words:
collect, cull, detach, draw, extract, gather, harvest, pull, remove, withdraw, yank
definition 3: to cause to happen; provoke.
He picked a quarrel with me.
synonyms:
incite, instigate, prompt, provoke
similar words:
cause, evoke, excite, foment, generate, impel, initiate, inspire, kindle, start
definition 4: to open, esp. with a sharp instrument and often for the purpose of stealing.
He picked the lock.
similar words:
crack, force, jimmy, open, prise, pry
definition 5: to steal from (someone's pocket or purse).
similar words:
cop, filch, lift, mug, pilfer, pluck, purloin, rob, snitch, steal, swipe, thieve
definition 6: to pluck (the strings of a musical instrument).
synonyms:
pluck, plunk
similar words:
finger, strum, thrum, twang
definition 7: to clear with a pointed instrument.
She was picking her teeth.
similar words:
clean, clear, poke
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to choose carefully or selectively.
synonyms:
choose
similar words:
decide
definition 2: to use a pick or other pointed tool.
definition 3: (informal) to criticize someone excessively about minor issues.
synonyms:
carp, cavil, nag
similar words:
complain, crab, criticize, grouch, grouse, grumble, snivel, whine
phrase: pick on
phrase: pick out
phrase: pick over
phrase: pick up
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the best part.
the pick of the lot
synonyms:
best, choice, crème de la crème
similar words:
better, druthers, option, pleasure, preference, selection
definition 2: an act of choosing; choice.
Take your pick of these tomatoes.
synonyms:
choice, selection
similar words:
preference
definition 3: something or someone chosen.
She is my pick for the best singer.
synonyms:
choice, crème de la crème, selection
similar words:
druthers, option, pleasure, preference
definition 4: a small piece of plastic or other material used to pluck the strings of a musical instrument.
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