pick

  1. noun
    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"
  2. noun
    a thin sharp implement used for picking; "he used a pick to clean dirt out of the cracks"
  3. noun
    a small thin device (of metal or plastic or ivory) used to pluck a stringed instrument
  4. noun
    the yarn woven across the warp yarn in weaving
  5. noun
    a basketball maneuver; obstructing an opponent with one``s body; "he was called for setting an illegal pick"
  6. noun
    the act of choosing or selecting; "your choice of colors was unfortunate"; "you can take your pick"
  7. noun
    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"
  8. noun
    the best people or things in a group; "the cream of England``s young men were killed in the Great War"
  9. noun
    the person or thing chosen or selected; "he was my pick for mayor"
  10. verb
    harass with constant criticism; "Don``t always pick on your little brother"
  11. verb
    select carefully from a group; "She finally picked her successor"; "He picked his way carefully"
  12. verb
    remove unwanted substances from, such as feathers or pits; "Clean the turkey"
  13. verb
    remove in small bits; "pick meat from a bone"
  14. verb
    provoke; "pick a fight or a quarrel"
  15. verb
    look for and gather; "pick mushrooms"; "pick flowers"
  16. verb
    attack with or as if with a pickaxe of ice or rocky ground, for example; "Pick open the ice"
  17. verb
    pull lightly but sharply with a plucking motion; "he plucked the strings of his mandolin"
  18. verb
    eat intermittently; take small bites of; "He pieced at the sandwich all morning"; "She never eats a full meal--she just nibbles"
  19. verb
    hit lightly with a picking motion
  20. verb
    pay for something; "pick up the tab"; "pick up the burden of high-interest mortgages"; "foot the bill"
  21. verb
    pilfer or rob; "pick pockets"