Definitions of pick:
- noun: a basketball maneuver; obstructing an opponent with one's body
Example: "He was called for setting an illegal pick"
- noun: a heavy iron tool with a wooden handle and a curved head that is pointed on both ends
Example: "They used picks and sledges to break the rocks"
- noun: a thin sharp implement used for picking
Example: "He used a pick to clean dirt out of the cracks"
- noun: a small thin device (of metal or plastic or ivory) used to pluck a stringed instrument
- noun: the person or thing chosen or selected
Example: "He was my pick for mayor"
- noun: the best people or things in a group
- noun: the quantity of a crop that is harvested
Example: "He sent the first picking of berries to the market"
- noun: the act of choosing or selecting
Example: "You can take your pick"
- noun: the yarn woven across the warp yarn in weaving
- verb: pilfer or rob
Example: "Pick pockets"
- verb: select carefully from a group
Example: "She finally picked her successor"
- verb: look for and gather
Example: "Pick mushrooms"
- verb: attack with or as if with a pickaxe of ice or rocky ground, for example
Example: "Pick open the ice"
- verb: provoke
Example: "Pick a fight or a quarrel"
- verb: remove in small bits
Example: "Pick meat from a bone"
- verb: pay for something
Example: "Pick up the tab"
- verb: eat intermittently; take small bites of
- verb: hit lightly with a picking motion
- verb: remove unwanted substances from, such as feathers or pits
- verb: harass with constant criticism
Example: "Don't always pick on your little brother"
- verb: pull lightly but sharply with a plucking motion
- name: A surname (rare: 1 in 100000 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #12751)
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