"picks" in the noun sense
1. choice, pick, selection
the person or thing chosen or selected
"he was my pick for mayor"
2. picking, pick
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
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
the yarn woven across the warp yarn in weaving
5. pick, plectrum, plectron
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"
7. pick, pickax, pickaxe
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"
9. choice, selection, option, pick
the act of choosing or selecting
"your choice of colors was unfortunate"
"you can take your pick"
"picks" 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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