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Simple past tense for to choose or select
“Sure being popular would be great, but if I had to choose, I'd pick friendship over popularity anytime.”
Simple past tense for gather, harvest
“A girl runs frenzied, searching, sometimes stopping briefly to pick some flowers eager but not bright, hopeful and wanting.”
Simple past tense for to eat reluctantly and in small bites
“The other young ladies picked at their food, eating little.”
Simple past tense for 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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