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picking

noun

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(Entry 1 of 2)

the act or process of selecting
  • the picking of new recruits went on for three days

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picking

verb
present participle of pick

Synonyms & Antonyms of picking (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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“Picking.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/picking. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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