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The act or process of choosing or selecting
“This principle also applies to the picking of candidates for the position of the Secretary General of the United Nations.”
The process or period of gathering, especially of crops
The act of filtering and selecting the best from a group
To move without the benefit of perfect vision
Present participle for to choose or select
“Being popular would be great, but if I had to choose, I'd pick friendship over popularity.”
Present participle for to appoint a person in a given role or position
“Moyes defended the club's decision to pick him as manager.”
Present participle 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.”
Present participle 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.”
Present participle 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.”
Present participle 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.”
Present participle 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.”
Present participle 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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