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Noun
The act or process of selecting
“The picking of new recruits went on for three days.”
Noun
The process or period of gathering in crops
Noun
The act of making a choice
Noun
The action of choosing someone to hold an office or post
Noun
A number of carefully chosen things
Verb
To move without the benefit of perfect vision
Verb
Present participle for to choose or select
“Sure being popular would be great, but if I had to choose, I'd pick friendship over popularity anytime.”
Verb
Present participle for 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.”
Verb
Present participle for to eat reluctantly and in small bites
“The other young ladies picked at their food, eating little.”
Verb
Present participle for break into something closed, locked
“He picked the lock, and rifled through the papers in each drawer.”
Verb
Present participle for 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.”
Verb
Present participle for to bring (something volatile or intense) into being
“He seems to be trying to pick a fight.”
Verb
Present participle for to eat reluctantly and in small bites
“… continued to pick the block of ice until she was able to extract the shrimp.”
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