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Synonyms for pick

pick at something

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  • nibble
  • peck at
  • have no appetite for
  • play or toy with
  • push round the plate
  • eat listlessly

pick on someone: choose

arrest

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meet

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pick something or someone off

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pick something or someone out: identify

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pick something or someone out: select

pick something or someone up: lift

pick something or someone up: collect

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pick something over or pick over something

pick something up: learn

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pick something up: catch

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pick something up: receive

pick something up: learn

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pick something up: develop

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pick something up: continue

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pick up: improve

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pick up: recover

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pick up: get stronger

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pick your way

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  • tread carefully
  • work through
  • move cautiously
  • walk tentatively
  • find or make your way

Synonyms for pick

to make a choice from a number of alternatives

to collect ripe crops

pick off: to wound or kill with a firearm

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pick on: to scold or find fault with constantly

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pick out: to perceive and fix the identity of, especially with difficulty

pick up: to move (something) to a higher position

pick up: to collect (something) bit by bit

pick up: to come into possession of

pick up: to gain knowledge or mastery of by study

pick up: to take into custody as a prisoner

pick up: to begin or go on after an interruption

the superlative or most preferable part of something

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one that is selected

Synonyms for pick

the person or thing chosen or selected

the quantity of a crop that is harvested

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the best people or things in a group

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the yarn woven across the warp yarn in weaving

a small thin device (of metal or plastic or ivory) used to pluck a stringed instrument

a thin sharp implement used for removing unwanted material

a heavy iron tool with a wooden handle and a curved head that is pointed on both ends

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a basketball maneuver

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select carefully from a group

harass with constant criticism

provoke

remove in small bits

remove unwanted substances from, such as feathers or pits

pilfer or rob

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pay for something

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pull lightly but sharply with a plucking motion

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attack with or as if with a pickaxe of ice or rocky ground, for example

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hit lightly with a picking motion

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eat intermittently

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References in classic literature ?
I'm sure the Princess is ready to be picked," asserted Dorothy, gazing hard at the beautiful girl on the bush.
His position gave him a bird's-eye view of the field of battle, and his keen eyesight picked out many details that would not have been apparent to a man whose every sense was not trained to the highest point of perfection as were the ape-man's.
In three minutes Tarzan picked off the crew of that gun.
He saw men running through the trenches and he picked off several of them.
While she was speaking she selected a bright and pretty dinner-pail that seemed to have a stout handle, and picked it from its branch.
panted the girl, who was still carrying the heavy dinner-pail she had picked.
They are fit for any mischief, and it's my opinion they would try to kill us just the same if you hadn't picked a dinner-pail.
Among other things, I learned to dispense drugs for the surgeon, and picked up a smattering of his knowledge.
I have told you that I had picked up something of medicine.
For ten days we were beating about, trusting to luck, and on the eleventh we were picked up by a trader which was going from Singapore to Jiddah with a cargo of Malay pilgrims.
We've picked our books up through the years, here and there, never buying one until we had first read it and knew that it belonged to the race of Joseph.
Boats were continually being lost and found, it being the custom for a boat to hunt, on lay, with whatever schooner picked it up, until such time it was recovered by its own schooner.
picked up in the worst of all holes, the cloister, among the dirt and filth of all the town
After he had done, he says to her, 'Now han't you picked my pocket?
says my old governess, jeering, 'I warrant you he has got drunk now and got a whore, and she has picked his pocket, and so he comes home to his wife and tells her he has been robbed.