Synonyms of picking


1. 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"

2. picking, manual labor, manual labour

usage: the act of picking (crops or fruit or hops etc.)


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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