"picked" in the verb sense
select carefully from a group
"She finally picked her successor"
"He picked his way carefully"
2. pick, pluck, cull
look for and gather
3. blame, find fault, pick
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"
6. clean, pick
remove unwanted substances from, such as feathers or pits
"Clean the turkey"
pilfer or rob
8. foot, pick
pay for something
"pick up the tab"
"pick up the burden of high-interest mortgages"
"foot the bill"
9. pluck, plunk, pick
pull lightly but sharply with a plucking motion
"he plucked the strings of his mandolin"
10. pick, break up
attack with or as if with a pickaxe of ice or rocky ground, for example
"Pick open the ice"
11. peck, pick, beak
hit lightly with a picking motion
12. nibble, pick, piece
eat intermittently take small bites of
"He pieced at the sandwich all morning"
"She never eats a full meal
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