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pick

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1 a person or thing that is chosen

  • that team is my pick to win the Super Bowl
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2 individuals carefully selected as being the best of a class

  • the pick of the contestants will go on to the next competition
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cream of the crop, Hall of Fame

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3 the power, right, or opportunity to choose

  • you have first pick of your office mates for the softball team
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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
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pick

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1 to catch or collect (a crop or natural resource) for human use

  • pick peas and beans from the garden for dinner
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2 to decide to accept (someone or something) from a group of possibilities

  • I pick you as my partner
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3 to bring (something volatile or intense) into being

  • he seems to be trying to pick a fight
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set in motion

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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
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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
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