1. The person or thing chosen or selected (synset 105798247)
    "he was my pick for mayor"
  2. The quantity of a crop that is harvested (synset 113781698)
    "he sent the first picking of berries to the market"; "it was the biggest peach pick in years"
  3. The best people or things in a group (synset 108403766)
    "the cream of England's young men were killed in the Great War"
  4. The yarn woven across the warp yarn in weaving (synset 104606292)
  5. A small thin device (of metal or plastic or ivory) used to pluck a stringed instrument (synset 103935898)
  6. A thin sharp implement used for removing unwanted material (synset 103935681)
    "he used a pick to clean the dirt out of the cracks"
  7. A heavy iron tool with a wooden handle and a curved head that is pointed on both ends (synset 103935440)
    "they used picks and sledges to break the rocks"
  8. A basketball maneuver;
    Obstructing an opponent with one's body (synset 100564702)
    "he was called for setting an illegal pick"
  9. The act of choosing or selecting (synset 100162063)
    "your choice of colors was unfortunate"; "you can take your pick"
  1. Select carefully from a group (synset 200678369)
    "She finally picked her successor"; "He picked his way carefully"
  2. Look for and gather (synset 201384737)
    "pick mushrooms"; "pick flowers"
  3. Harass with constant criticism (synset 200844451)
    "Don't always pick on your little brother"
  4. Provoke (synset 201650673)
    "pick a fight or a quarrel"
  5. Remove in small bits (synset 200178216)
    "pick meat from a bone"
  6. Remove unwanted substances from, such as feathers or pits (synset 200177724)
    "Clean the turkey"
  7. Pilfer or rob (synset 202326628)
    "pick pockets"
  8. Pay for something (synset 202292054)
    "pick up the tab"; "pick up the burden of high-interest mortgages"; "foot the bill"
  9. Pull lightly but sharply with a plucking motion (synset 201455157)
    "he plucked the strings of his mandolin"
  10. Attack with or as if with a pickaxe of ice or rocky ground, for example (synset 201445197)
    "Pick open the ice"
  11. Hit lightly with a picking motion (synset 201246038)
  12. Eat intermittently;
    Take small bites of (synset 201176591)
    "He pieced at the sandwich all morning"; "She never eats a full meal--she just nibbles"

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