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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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Richard Peck, A Year Down Yonder> They picked their way through the rubble.
In the above situation, A's union, on behalf of A and all other covered employees, negotiated an agreement with A's employer concerning the amounts to be picked up and contributed to the state's qualified pension plan.
The selection of Ball and Leisle marked the first time since 1974 that more than one Bruins defensive lineman was picked in the same draft.
The Canoga Park woman and hundreds of others picked Valencia oranges and white grapefruit during the weekend at Orcutt Ranch, one of the last remaining orchards in the San Fernando Valley.
The orthopedic and burn patients - some in wheelchairs or on crutches - picked more than 50 pounds of fruit at the Blackburn Cherry Ranch with the help of Antelope Valley Shriners and hospital staff.
I picked Danny because he's shown with the under-23's that he can play.
The Los Angeles float is picked by the Convention and Visitor's Bureau.
Last week, Bengals cornerback Artrell Hawkins picked up a Mark Brunell fumble at the Jaguars' 40-yard line and started down the sideline.
3--Color) After the Clippers picked the Nigerian, Vancouver grabbed Bibby as the second pick.
PITTSBURGH: Got projected first-rounder DT Jeremy Staat in Round 2; Picked G Alan Faneca (first), who could start next season.
Just down the road in another field near Ventura, a similar group picked broccoli.
Readers also picked Balboa Park as a favorite haunt for their four-legged friends