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pick



I - noun
1. the person or thing chosen or selected (Freq. 1)
- he was my pick for mayor
Syn:
choice, selection
Hypernyms:
decision making, deciding
Hyponyms:
pleasure, favorite, favourite, way
2. the quantity of a crop that is harvested
- he sent the first picking of berries to the market
- it was the biggest peach pick in years
Syn:
picking
Hypernyms:
output, yield, production
3. the best people or things in a group
- the cream of England's young men were killed in the Great War
Syn:
cream
Hypernyms:
elite, elite group
4. the yarn woven across the warp yarn in weaving
Syn:
woof, weft, filling
Hypernyms:
thread, yarn
Substance Holonyms:
fabric, cloth, material, textile
Part Holonyms:
weave
5. a small thin device (of metal or plastic or ivory) used to pluck a stringed instrument
Syn:
plectrum, plectron
Hypernyms:
device
Hyponyms:
guitar pick
6. a thin sharp implement used for removing unwanted material
- he used a pick to clean the dirt out of the cracks
Hypernyms:
hand tool
Hyponyms:
icepick, ice pick, toothpick
7. a heavy iron tool with a wooden handle and a curved head that is pointed on both ends
- they used picks and sledges to break the rocks
Syn:
pickax, pickaxe
Hypernyms:
edge tool
Hyponyms:
mattock
8. a basketball maneuver;
obstructing an opponent with one's body
- he was called for setting an illegal pick
Hypernyms:
basketball play
9. the act of choosing or selecting
- your choice of colors was unfortunate
- you can take your pick
Syn:
choice, selection, option
Derivationally related forms:
opt (for: option), select (for: selection)
Hypernyms:
action
Hyponyms:
casting, coloration, colouration, sampling, decision,
determination, conclusion, volition, willing, election, vote,
ballot, voting, balloting

II - verb
1. select carefully from a group (Freq. 13)
- She finally picked her successor
- He picked his way carefully
Derivationally related forms:
picker
Hypernyms:
choose, take, select, pick out
Hyponyms:
hand-pick
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Somebody ----s somebody
- Somebody ----s PP
2. look for and gather (Freq. 4)
- pick mushrooms
- pick flowers
Syn:
pluck, cull
See Also:
cull out (for: cull), pick up, pick off, pick over
Derivationally related forms:
picker, picking
Hypernyms:
gather, garner, collect, pull together
Hyponyms:
mushroom, berry
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Something ----s something
3. harass with constant criticism (Freq. 2)
- Don't always pick on your little brother
Syn:
blame, find fault
Derivationally related forms:
faultfinder (for: find fault), blame (for: blame)
Hypernyms:
knock, criticize, criticise, pick apart
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Somebody ----s somebody
- Somebody ----s PP
- Somebody ----s PP (for: find fault)
4. provoke (Freq. 1)
- pick a fight or a quarrel
Hypernyms:
provoke, evoke, call forth, kick up
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
5. remove in small bits (Freq. 1)
- pick meat from a bone
Hypernyms:
remove, take, take away, withdraw
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Somebody ----s something PP
6. remove unwanted substances from, such as feathers or pits (Freq. 1)
- Clean the turkey
Syn:
clean
Hypernyms:
remove, take, take away, withdraw
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
7. pilfer or rob
- pick pockets
Derivationally related forms:
pickings
Hypernyms:
rob
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
8. pull lightly but sharply with a plucking motion
- he plucked the strings of his mandolin
Syn:
pluck, plunk
Derivationally related forms:
pluck (for: pluck)
Hypernyms:
pull, draw, force
Hyponyms:
twang
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Something ----s somebody
- Somebody ----s PP
9. eat intermittently;
take small bites of
- He pieced at the sandwich all morning
- She never eats a full meal--she just nibbles
Syn:
nibble, piece
Derivationally related forms:
piece (for: piece), nibble (for: nibble), nibbler (for: nibble)
Hypernyms:
eat
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
10. pay for something
- pick up the tab
- pick up the burden of high-interest mortgages
- foot the bill
Syn:
foot
Hypernyms:
pay
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s
11. attack with or as if with a pickaxe of ice or rocky ground, for example
- Pick open the ice
Syn:
break up
Hypernyms:
pierce
Entailment:
chop, hack
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
12. hit lightly with a picking motion
Syn:
peck, beak
Derivationally related forms:
beak (for: beak), pecker (for: peck)
Hypernyms:
strike
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Something ----s something
- Somebody ----s somebody PP
- Somebody ----s something PP

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