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handpick

verb hand·pick \ˈhan(d)-ˈpik\

: to pick (something, such as a fruit) by using your hand

: to choose (something or someone) carefully by yourself instead of letting someone else do it

Full Definition of HANDPICK

transitive verb
1
:  to pick by hand as opposed to a machine process
2
:  to select personally or for personal ends

Examples of HANDPICK

  1. They run a farm where you can handpick fresh strawberries.
  2. a box of handpicked strawberries
  3. The executive handpicked her successor.

First Known Use of HANDPICK

1831

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