Synonyms for pick
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English Synonyms and Antonyms
A choice may be among many things; an alternative is in the strictest sense a choice between two things; oftener it is one of two things between which a choice is to be made, and either of which is the alternative of the other; as, the alternative of surrender is death; or the two things between which there is a choice may be called the alternatives; both Mill and Gladstone are quoted as extending the meaning of alternative to include several particulars, Gladstone even speaking of "the fourth and last of these alternatives." Option is the right or privilege of choosing; choice may be either the right to choose, the act of choosing, or the thing chosen. A person of ability and readiness will commonly have many resources. Pick, from the Saxon, and election, from the Latin, picture the objects before one, with freedom and power to choose which he will; as, there were twelve horses, among which I could take my pick. A choice, pick, election, or preference is that which suits one best; an alternative is that to which one is restricted; a resource, that to which one is glad to betake oneself.
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choice, pick, selectionnoun
the person or thing chosen or selected
"he was my pick for mayor"
selection, pickax, filling, alternative, survival, excerption, picking, choice, plectrum, option, woof, plectron, excerpt, survival of the fittest, natural selection, cream, weft, extract, pickaxe
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"
the best people or things in a group
"the cream of England's young men were killed in the Great War"
woof, weft, filling, picknoun
the yarn woven across the warp yarn in weaving
pick, plectrum, plectronnoun
a small thin device (of metal or plastic or ivory) used to pluck a stringed instrument
a thin sharp implement used for removing unwanted material
"he used a pick to clean the dirt out of the cracks"
pick, pickax, pickaxenoun
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"
a basketball maneuver; obstructing an opponent with one's body
"he was called for setting an illegal pick"
choice, selection, option, pickverb
the act of choosing or selecting
"your choice of colors was unfortunate"; "you can take your pick"
selection, extract, cream, survival, filling, alternative, excerption, picking, choice, plectrum, option, woof, plectron, excerpt, survival of the fittest, natural selection, weft, pickax, pickaxe
select carefully from a group
"She finally picked her successor"; "He picked his way carefully"
pick, pluck, cullverb
look for and gather
"pick mushrooms"; "pick flowers"
fleece, foot, clean, nibble, hustle, surcharge, beak, deplume, gazump, hook, overcharge, pluck, tweak, pull off, pull, roll, displume, find fault, tear, soak, plunk, blame, piece, break up, rob, peck, deplumate, pick off, plume, cull
blame, find fault, pickverb
harass with constant criticism
"Don't always pick on your little brother"
"pick a fight or a quarrel"
remove in small bits
"pick meat from a bone"
remove unwanted substances from, such as feathers or pits
"Clean the turkey"
pilfer or rob
pay for something
"pick up the tab"; "pick up the burden of high-interest mortgages"; "foot the bill"
pluck, plunk, pickverb
pull lightly but sharply with a plucking motion
"he plucked the strings of his mandolin"
roll, peck, hook, find fault, cull, flump, piece, blame, beak, plank, rob, displume, break up, plonk, deplumate, surcharge, soak, overcharge, pull off, plump, pull, plop, clunk, dive, hustle, clean, foot, clump, plunk, plume, clop, pluck, deplume, plunge, pick off, nibble, plunk down, tear, tweak, plump down, gazump, fleece
pick, break upverb
attack with or as if with a pickaxe of ice or rocky ground, for example
"Pick open the ice"
fragmentise, fragmentize, peck, decompose, collapse, sever, find fault, piece, blame, split up, dismantle, break up, recess, part, crock up, crash, cut off, fragment, interrupt, beak, split, disperse, separate, disrupt, clean, dissolve, foot, crack, plunk, cull, disassemble, break apart, pluck, nibble, calve, dissipate, scatter, break down, resolve, take apart, dispel, adjourn, break, crack up
peck, pick, beakverb
hit lightly with a picking motion
nibble, pick, pieceverb
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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How to use pick in a sentence?
We have certainly seen physical demand pick up on dips over the last couple of weeks after gold's aggressive sell-off.
I would like to see a fast pace and have us be about 10 lengths behind, hopefully the pace comes apart at the seams and we can pick them up.
Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but usually manages to pick himself up, walk over or around it, and carry on.
The only communication I had with Citgo when this happened was they called to tell me not to go to the media and that they were going to every house to pick up the company cars.
It employs so many people in every community, if consumers pull back and store closings mount, no other sector of the economy will be able to pick up that slack.
Translations for pick
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- قطف او يقطفArabic
- picCatalan, Valencian
- trsátko, krumpáčCzech
- чєсатиOld Church Slavonic, Church Slavonic, Old Bulgarian
- Dietrich, Plektron, Hacke, Pickel, Plektrum, pflückenGerman
- ganzúa, picoSpanish
- plektra, valinta, valita, harva, kampa, hakku, tonkia, poimia, tiirikka, lukeaFinnish
- médiator, écran, choisir, cueillir, pioche, prendre, choixFrench
- քլունգ, բրիչArmenian
- piccone, barriera, prendere, scegliere, raccogliere, scelta, plettro, stuzzicadentiItalian
- whawhaki, whakiwhaki, tāhoraMāori
- трнокоп, копачMacedonian
- krabben, plukken, kiezen, nemenDutch
- plukke, dirk, pilke, plekter, velge, valg, hakkeNorwegian
- escolher, colher, picareta, pegarPortuguese
- выбирать, сорва́ть, отмы́чка, плектр, медиа́тор, вы́бор, собира́ть, срыва́ть, кайло́, выбра́ть, собра́ть, выбира́ть, рва́ть, кирка́Russian
- hacka, välja, plockaSwedish
- mızrap, tezene, pena, çilingir, kazma, seçmek, çalgıçTurkish
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