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pick

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of pick

  1. 1 a person or thing that is chosen that team is my pick to win the Super Bowl Synonyms of pick bet, chosen, choice, selectionWords Related to pick favorite, like, liking, preference; elective, option; appointment, designation, nomination; appointee, candidate, nominee, selectee; preselectionAntonyms of pick rejectee

  2. 2 individuals carefully selected as being the best of a class the pick of the contestants will go on to the next competition Synonyms of pick A-list, aristocracy, best, choice, corps d'elite, cream, crème de la crème, elect, fat, flower, illuminati, elite, pink, pride, priesthood, prime, royalty, upper crustWords Related to pick establishment, gentry, nobility, quality, society, top, top drawer, upper class; caviar (also caviare); who's whoNear Antonyms of pick commoners, herd, hoi polloi, masses, millions, mob, multitude, rank and file, unwashed

  3. 3 the power, right, or opportunity to choose you have first pick of your office mates for the softball team Synonyms of pick alternative, discretion, druthers [dialect], election, liberty, option, choice, preference, selection, volition, wayWords Related to pick determination, free will, will; say, voice, vote; inclination, liking, partiality, penchant, predilection, proclivity, propensity, tendency; discernment, judgment (or judgement), perspicacityNear Antonyms of pick coercion, duress, force; duty, obligation; Hobson's choice

  4. 4 a hard strike with a part of the body or an instrument in the days when corporal punishment was permissible, it was not uncommon for an inattentive student to get a sharp pick in the head with a blackboard pointer Synonyms of pick bang, bash, bat, beat, belt, biff, bop, box, buffet, bust, chop, clap, clip, clout, crack, cuff, dab, douse [British], fillip, hack, haymaker, hit, hook, knock, larrup [dialect], lash, lick, pelt, blow, plump, poke, pound, punch, rap, slam, slap, slug, smack, smash, sock, spank, stinger, stripe, stroke, swat, swipe, switch, thud, thump, thwack, wallop, welt, whack, wham, whop (also whap)Words Related to pick counter, counterblow, counterpunch, counterstroke; body blow, hand, kick, knee, left, one-two, rabbit punch, right, right-hander, roundhouse, shiver, sidewinder, sucker punch, swing, uppercut; cruncher, kayo, knockdown, knockout, KO; bastinado (or bastinade), battering, beating, bludgeoning, clobbering, cudgeling (or cudgelling), drubbing, hammering, lambasting, licking, pasting, pounding, pummeling (also pummelling), thrashing; flogging, walloping, whip, whipping


pick

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of pick

  1. 1 to catch or collect (a crop or natural resource) for human use pick peas and beans from the garden for dinner Synonyms of pick gather, harvest, reapWords Related to pick clam, fish, seal, shrimp, whale; accumulate, forage, garner; glean; cut, hay, mow; bag, capture, hunt, net, snare, trap; crop, grow, raiseNear Antonyms of pick plant, seed, sow

  2. 2 to decide to accept (someone or something) from a group of possibilities I pick you as my partner Synonyms of pick cherry-pick, cull, elect, handpick, name, opt (for), choose, prefer, select, single (out), tag, takeWords Related to pick preselect; appoint, designate, fix, mark, nominate, set, tab, tap; accept, adopt, embrace, espouse; settle (on or upon)Near Antonyms of pick disapprove, negative, repudiate, spurn; discard, jettison, throw away, throw outAntonyms of pick decline, refuse, reject, turn down

  3. 3 to bring (something volatile or intense) into being he seems to be trying to pick a fight Synonyms of pick abet, brew, ferment, foment, instigate, incite, provoke, raise, stir (up), whip (up)Words Related to pick advance, cultivate, encourage, forward, foster, further, nourish, nurture, promote, sow, stimulate; detonate, set, set off, trigger; excite, galvanize, inflame (also enflame), inspire, motivate, rouse; activate, energize, enliven, fire, invigorate, jazz (up), liven (up), pep (up), quicken, stimulate, vitalizeNear Antonyms of pick bridle, check, constrain, curb, discourage, hold, inhibit, regulate, rein (in), restrain, tame; allay, calm, quiet, settle, soothe, still, subdue, tranquilize (also tranquillize)

  4. 4 to eat reluctantly and in small bites still suffering from the shock of his wife's death, he could do no more than pick halfheartedly at his food Synonyms of pick peck, nibbleWords Related to pick graze, nosh, snack; tasteNear Antonyms of pick gorge, gormandize, overeat, pig out, swill

  5. 5 to penetrate or hold (something) with a pointed object continued to pick the block of ice until she was able to extract the shrimp Synonyms of pick gore, harpoon, jab, lance, peck, impale, pierce, pink, puncture, run through, skewer, spear, spike, spit, stab, stick, transfix, transpierceWords Related to pick spindle; perforate, riddle; bayonet, dirk, gimlet, pike, poniard, prong, quill; pinprick, poke, prick, punch, thrust; cut, knife, slice


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