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
The primary winner, Mondello’s handpicked candidate, was then largely abandoned by the machine in the contest against the Democratic candidate in November.
The wood is handpicked by Weiser at Kirkland Sawmill, a lumber mill in the town of Kirkland just north of DeKalb.
This Herkimer Diamond ($30, amazon.com) was handpicked in the southern part of the United States by the jewelry maker.
That shift — in an insular agency where long-serving sheriffs were known to handpick their successors — came after a jail abuse controversy that ultimately ended in convictions for numerous department officials, including former Sheriff Lee Baca.
From the settings menu, iPhone and iPad owners can handpick which shortcuts to include, with options ranging from an Apple TV remote to a stopwatch, as well as accessibility features.
Wasserman Schultz was Obama’s handpicked DNC leader from 2011 to 2016.
The food joint will serve breakfast, brunch, and lunch, and the menu will be full of recipes handpicked by both Chip and Joanna.
Alan Schnitzer, the Travelers CEO handpicked by his mentor, Fishman, recalled a news story that made the point about Fishman not having a great view from his office.
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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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