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Definitions of pick:

part of speech: noun

A heavy pointed iron tool with a wooden handle; a pickax; a wire or other sharp- pointed instrument; a blow with a pointed instrument; act of choosing; choice or selection; as, take your pick; the best of anything; as, the pick of the lot.

part of speech: verb intransitive

To eat daintily; pilfer; to choose carefully.

part of speech: verb intransitive

To do anything nicely: to eat by morsels.

part of speech: verb transitive

To strike with a sharp instrument, or with the beak; pierce or peck; as, to pick a hole; open by an instrument; as, to pick a lock; lift: used with up; as, to pick up something fallen; pluck or gather; as, to pick berries; separate with the fingers; as, to pick rags; bring about intentionally; as, to pick a quarrel; choose or select; as, pick the best one; clean or clear of something, as, to pick a chicken; rob; as, to pick a pocket; pull or twitch the strings of; as, to pick a banjo.

part of speech: noun

PICKER.

part of speech: verb transitive

To steal; to pilfer.

part of speech: noun

An iron tool pointed, used in digging; choice; selection; foul matter on type.

part of speech: noun

Any sharp- pointed instrument: choice.

part of speech: verb

To pluck, as fruit; to separate with the fingers; to pull off or clean; to select or choose; to take up; togather; to eat by morsels, as to pick a bone; to pierce; to strike with anything pointed; to open with an instr., as a lock; to strike with the bill; to rob; to do anything nicely or leisurely.

part of speech: verb transitive

To prick with a sharp pointed instrument: to peck, as a bird: to pierce: to open with a pointed instrument, as a lock: to pluck or gather, as flowers, etc.: to separate from: to clean with the teeth: to gather: to choose: to select: to call: to seek, as a quarrel: to steal.

Usage examples for pick:

  • So Pick Axe's story was after all a lie. "Comrade Yetta", Albert Edwards
  • " Money," he said; " white fellow can't pick up money in the street." "Australia Twice Traversed, The Romance of Exploration Australia Twice Traversed. The Romance Of Exploration, Being A Narrative Compiled From The Journals Of Five Exploring Expeditions Into And Through Central South Australia, And Western Australia, From 1", Ernest Giles
  • How did you pick it up? "Lavengro The Scholar, The Gypsy, The Priest", George Borrow
  • It's too big to pick up and take to a charging station. "Tom Swift and his Electric Runabout or, The Speediest Car on the Road", Victor Appleton
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