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
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.
In three to five business days, clients receive a design plan, including a visual rendering, detailed instructions, and a clickable shopping list of products handpicked for their style and budget.
In a room full of female writers handpicked by OWN from The Root, Vibe, Essence, The Undefeated, Ebony and Black Girl Nerds, Winfrey immediately recognized some familiar faces and made everyone feel at ease.
West’s co-star, Robin, the Boy Wonder, was played by Burt Ward, who West handpicked despite having no acting experience.
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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