handpick

verb hand·pick \ ˈhan(d)-ˈpik \

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 in a Sentence

  1. They run a farm where you can handpick fresh strawberries.

  2. a box of handpicked strawberries

  3. The executive handpicked her successor.

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First Known Use of handpick

1831


HANDPICK Defined for English Language Learners

handpick

verb

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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