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What is another word for picks?

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To choose or select
“Being popular would be great, but if I had to choose, I'd pick friendship over popularity.”
To appoint a person in a given role or position
“Moyes defended the club's decision to pick him as manager.”
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.”
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.”
To break into something closed or locked
“Jenna pulled out a piece of wire from her pocket and started to pick at the lock.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
Plural for a tool used for digging
“A well was made by digging a hole in the ground with a pick and shovel.”
Plural for a tool for unlocking a lock without the original key
“MacGyver would successfully fashion a pick from some scraps in the room, which he subsequently used to unlock the door.”
Plural for the best or most desirable among a category, kind or class
“These kids are the pick of the junior athletes in our country.”
Plural for an act of selecting something from a number of alternatives, or that which has been selected
“The audience will also get the chance to select their favorite pick for the viewer's choice award.”
Plural for someone or something that has been chosen from a group
“This song is my personal pick for being the best of the year.”
Plural for the freedom or will to decide or choose
“If I had my pick, I'd pick soft rock or maybe the sixties, but really what I'd pick would be Julio Iglesias.”
Plural for a range of options, or the right or ability to choose from them
“You have your pick of short-term or long-term bonds, safe-and-simple, or risky with-high-return potential.”
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