Definition of handpick
1 : to pick by hand as opposed to a machine process
2 : to select personally or for personal ends
Examples of handpick in a Sentence
They run a farm where you can handpick fresh strawberries.
a box of handpicked strawberries
The executive handpicked her successor.
Recent Examples of handpick from the Web
One quick control is to handpick these pests from the plants.
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First Known Use of handpick
HANDPICK Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of handpick for English Language Learners
: 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
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