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Noun
The best or most desirable among a category, kind or class
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“These boys are the pick of the under-15 cricketers in the country.”
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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.”
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A hard strike or hit
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Ice hammer
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A device designed to pick locks
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Guitar pick
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A set of different things of the same general type
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(basketball) A tactic in which a player blocks a defender from reaching a teammate
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A long piece of wood or metal used for holding pieces of food, typically meat, together during cooking
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One expected to win in a competition
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To choose or select
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“Sure being popular would be great, but if I had to choose, I'd pick friendship over popularity anytime.”
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To detach and remove (a flower, fruit, or vegetable) from where it is growing
“A girl runs frenzied, searching, sometimes stopping briefly to pick some flowers eager but not bright, hopeful and wanting.”
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To take small bites or nibbles at or out of
“The other young ladies picked at their food, eating little.”
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Break into something closed, locked
“He picked the lock, and rifled through the papers in each drawer.”
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To pluck the strings of (a guitar or banjo)
“On the album, the guitar picking is so precise that it demands that every painstakingly plucked note be closely listened to.”
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To cause to occur or appear, especially through provocation
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To take small bites or nibbles at or out of
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To move without the benefit of perfect vision
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To strike or pick up with the beak
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To remove from a particular place
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Catch hold of and pull quickly
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To dig up (plants or root vegetables)
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Argue or raise objections about a trivial matter
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(of fish or poultry) To remove the innards of
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To drop or throw something heavily onto or into something else, so that it makes a dull sound
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To hire (somebody) for work or a job
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Try to figure out through estimation or hypothesis
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Arrange systematically in groups; separate according to type
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To hit or attack (someone) very violently
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Adjective
Having been or likely to be awarded a prize in a competition
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