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Selected as the best or most desirable
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“He was known to be the picked candidate of the big corporate interests.”
Having been accumulated or amassed
To have picked one option over another
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“Being popular would be great, but if I had to choose, I'd pick friendship over popularity.”
To have removed from a particular place
To have appointed a person to a position
“Moyes defended the club's decision to pick him as manager.”
Past tense for to pluck or harvest flowers, fruits, or vegetables
“Both plaintiffs went to a playground to swim, but when they discovered the pool was closed, decided to pick cherries from the defendant's tree instead.”
Past tense for to take small bites or nibbles at or out of
“The only time she would come out would be to eat, and then she would only pick at her food.”
Past tense for to break into something closed or locked
“Jenna pulled out a piece of wire from her pocket and started to pick at the lock.”
Past tense for to pluck the strings of (a guitar or banjo)
“The job of the right hand is to strum, pluck or pick the strings of the guitar, creating the sound and rhythm.”
Past tense for to cause or incite a fight or confrontation
“The military stalemate was driving him crazy, so he decided to pick a fight with the Philistines.”
Past tense for to pierce, especially with repeated strikes
“If such an area has splintered, attempt to pull a piece off, or use a screwdriver to poke and pick at the wood.”
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