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picked

adjective

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singled out from a number or group as more to one's liking
  • a picked group of people for the project

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picked

verb
past tense of pick

Synonyms & Antonyms of picked (Entry 2 of 2)

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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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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The first known use of picked was in the 14th century

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“Picked.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/picked. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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