pick over


picked over; picking over; picks over

transitive verb

: to examine in order to select the best or remove the unwanted

Examples of pick over in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Our checkbook is left open to be picked over like a pigeon on a french fry. Candy Woodall, Baltimore Sun, 15 July 2024 Even now, as the carcass of Fisker gets picked over, the EVs still have niggling problems—window cracks, dysfunctional key fobs, sudden connectivity blackouts—and will unquestionably need servicing and spare parts to keep them running into the future. Aarian Marshall, WIRED, 30 June 2024 With six first-round picks over three NHL Drafts from 2001 to 2003, the Panthers should have built the core of a consistent powerhouse. David J. Neal, Miami Herald, 28 June 2024 Brooklyn now has 15 first-round picks over the next seven drafts, which offers impressive flexibility in terms of team building. C.j. Holmes, New York Daily News, 26 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for pick over 

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Word History

First Known Use

1732, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of pick over was in 1732

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“Pick over.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pick%20over. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

pick over

: to examine in order to select the best or remove the unwanted

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