pick [1] VERB 1) (often pick up) take hold of and move. 2) remove (a flower or fruit) from where it is growing. 3) choose from a number of alternatives. 4) remove unwanted matter from (one's nose or teeth) with a finger or a pointed instrument.
NOUN 1) an act of selecting something. 2) (the pick of) informal the best person or thing in a particular group.
pick and choose — Cf. ↑pick and choose
pick at — Cf. ↑pick at
pick someone's brains — Cf. ↑pick someone's brains
pick a fight — Cf. ↑pick a fight
pick holes in — Cf. ↑pick holes in
pick a lock — Cf. ↑pick a lock
pick off — Cf. ↑pick off
pick on — Cf. ↑pick on
pick out — Cf. ↑pick out
pick over (or pick through) — Cf. ↑pick through
pick someone's pockets — Cf. ↑pick someone's pockets
pick up — Cf. ↑pick up
pick one's way — Cf. ↑pick one's way
DERIVATIVES picker noun.
ORIGIN of unknown origin.
pick [2] (also pickaxe) NOUN 1) a tool consisting of a curved iron bar with one or both ends pointed, mounted at right angles to its handle, used for breaking up hard ground or rock. 2) a plectrum.
ORIGIN variant of PIKE(Cf. ↑pike).

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