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Individuals carefully selected as being the best of a class
“These boys are the pick of the under-15 cricketers in the country.”
An act or the right of selecting something from a number of alternatives
“The audience will also get the chance to judge the films and to select their favourite pick for the viewer's choice award.”
A hard strike with a part of the body or an instrument
“… in the days when corporal punishment was permissible, it was not uncommon for an inattentive student to get a sharp pick in the head with a blackboard pointer.”
To choose or select
“Sure being popular would be great, but if I had to choose, I'd pick friendship over popularity anytime.”
Gather, harvest
“A girl runs frenzied, searching, sometimes stopping briefly to pick some flowers eager but not bright, hopeful and wanting.”
To eat reluctantly and in small bites
“The other young ladies picked at their food, eating little.”
Break into something closed, locked
“He picked the lock, and rifled through the papers in each drawer.”
“On the album, the guitar picking is so precise that it demands that every painstakingly plucked note be closely listened to.”
“… he seems to be trying to pick a fight.”
“… continued to pick the block of ice until she was able to extract the shrimp.”
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