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


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