pick pockets

Definition of pick pockets

  1. :  to steal money or objects from people's pockets or purses She survived on the streets by shoplifting and picking pockets.

Word by Word Definitions

pickplay
  1. :  to pierce, penetrate, or break up with a pointed instrument

    :  to remove bit by bit

    :  to remove covering or adhering matter from

  1. :  a blow or stroke with a pointed instrument

    :  the act or privilege of choosing or selecting :  choice

    :  the best or choicest one

  1. :  a heavy wooden-handled iron or steel tool pointed at one or both ends — compare mattock

    :  toothpick

    :  picklock

  1. :  to throw or thrust with effort :  hurl

    :  to throw (a shuttle) across the loom

  1. :  the act of pitching or throwing

    :  something thrown

    :  a throw of the shuttle

pocketplay pockets
  1. :  a small bag carried by a person :  purse

    :  a small bag that is sewed or inserted in a garment so that it is open at the top or side

    :  supply of money :  means

  1. :  to put or enclose in or as if in one's pocket

    :  to appropriate to one's own use :  steal

    :  to refuse assent to (a bill) by a pocket veto

  1. :  small enough to be carried in the pocket

    :  small, miniature

    :  of or relating to money


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