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Synonyms of pick

Noun


1. choice, pick, selection, decision making, deciding

usage: the person or thing chosen or selected; "he was my pick for mayor"

2. picking, pick, output, yield, production

usage: the quantity of a crop that is harvested; "he sent the first picking of berries to the market"; "it was the biggest peach pick in years"

3. cream, pick, elite, elite group

usage: the best people or things in a group; "the cream of England's young men were killed in the Great War"

4. woof, weft, filling, pick, thread, yarn

usage: the yarn woven across the warp yarn in weaving

5. pick, plectrum, plectron, device

usage: a small thin device (of metal or plastic or ivory) used to pluck a stringed instrument

6. pick, hand tool

usage: a thin sharp implement used for removing unwanted material; "he used a pick to clean the dirt out of the cracks"

7. pick, pickax, pickaxe, edge tool

usage: a heavy iron tool with a wooden handle and a curved head that is pointed on both ends; "they used picks and sledges to break the rocks"

8. pick, basketball play

usage: a basketball maneuver; obstructing an opponent with one's body; "he was called for setting an illegal pick"

9. choice, selection, option, pick, action

usage: the act of choosing or selecting; "your choice of colors was unfortunate"; "you can take your pick"

Verb


1. pick, choose, take, select, pick out

usage: select carefully from a group; "She finally picked her successor"; "He picked his way carefully"

2. pick, pluck, cull, gather, garner, collect, pull together

usage: look for and gather; "pick mushrooms"; "pick flowers"

3. blame, find fault, pick, knock, criticize, criticise, pick apart

usage: harass with constant criticism; "Don't always pick on your little brother"

4. pick, provoke, evoke, call forth, kick up

usage: provoke; "pick a fight or a quarrel"

5. pick, remove, take, take away, withdraw

usage: remove in small bits; "pick meat from a bone"

6. clean, pick, remove, take, take away, withdraw

usage: remove unwanted substances from, such as feathers or pits; "Clean the turkey"

7. pick, rob

usage: pilfer or rob; "pick pockets"

8. foot, pick, pay

usage: pay for something; "pick up the tab"; "pick up the burden of high-interest mortgages"; "foot the bill"

9. pluck, plunk, pick, pull, draw, force

usage: pull lightly but sharply with a plucking motion; "he plucked the strings of his mandolin"

10. pick, break up, pierce

usage: attack with or as if with a pickaxe of ice or rocky ground, for example; "Pick open the ice"

11. peck, pick, beak, strike

usage: hit lightly with a picking motion

12. nibble, pick, piece, eat

usage: eat intermittently; take small bites of; "He pieced at the sandwich all morning"; "She never eats a full meal--she just nibbles"

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