Definition of pick apartchiefly US
- You can expect political analysts to pick apart the governor's speech.
- The film's critics picked his performance apart.
: to pierce, penetrate, or break up with a pointed instrument
: to remove bit by bit
: to remove covering or adhering matter from
: a blow or stroke with a pointed instrument
: the act or privilege of choosing or selecting : choice
: the best or choicest one
: a heavy wooden-handled iron or steel tool pointed at one or both ends — compare mattock
: to throw or thrust with effort : hurl
: to throw (a shuttle) across the loom
: the act of pitching or throwing
: something thrown
: a throw of the shuttle
: at a little distance
: away from one another in space or time
: as a separate unit : independently
: separate, isolated
: holding different opinions : divided
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