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Definition of Pick

Pick

  1. To throw; to pitch.
  2. To peck at, as a bird with its beak; to strike at with anything pointed; to act upon with a pointed instrument; to pierce; to prick, as with a pin.
  3. To separate or open by means of a sharp point or points; as, to pick matted wool, cotton, oakum, etc.
  4. To open (a lock) as by a wire.
  5. To pull apart or away, especially with the fingers; to pluck; to gather, as fruit from a tree, flowers from the stalk, feathers from a fowl, etc.
  6. To remove something from with a pointed instrument, with the fingers, or with the teeth; as, to pick the teeth; to pick a bone; to pick a goose; to pick a pocket.
  7. To choose; to select; to separate as choice or desirable; to cull; as, to pick one's company; to pick one's way; -- often with out.
  8. To take up; esp., to gather from here and there; to collect; to bring together; as, to pick rags; -- often with up; as, to pick up a ball or stones; to pick up information.
  9. To trim.
  10. To eat slowly, sparingly, or by morsels; to nibble.
  11. To do anything nicely or carefully, or by attending to small things; to select something with care.
  12. To steal; to pilfer.
  13. A sharp-pointed tool for picking; -- often used in composition; as, a toothpick; a picklock.
  14. A heavy iron tool, curved and sometimes pointed at both ends, wielded by means of a wooden handle inserted in the middle, -- used by quarrymen, roadmakers, etc.; also, a pointed hammer used for dressing millstones.
  15. A pike or spike; the sharp point fixed in the center of a buckler.
  16. Choice; right of selection; as, to have one's pick.
  17. That which would be picked or chosen first; the best; as, the pick of the flock.
  18. A particle of ink or paper imbedded in the hollow of a letter, filling up its face, and occasioning a spot on a printed sheet.
  19. That which is picked in, as with a pointed pencil, to correct an unevenness in a picture.
  20. The blow which drives the shuttle, -- the rate of speed of a loom being reckoned as so many picks per minute; hence, in describing the fineness of a fabric, a weft thread; as, so many picks to an inch.

Pick Quotations

Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny. And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it's all over.
Octavia Butler

You cry and you scream and you stomp your feet and you shout. You say, 'You know what? I'm giving up, I don't care.' And then you go to bed and you wake up and it's a brand new day, and you pick yourself back up again.
Nicole Scherzinger

Winning is great, sure, but if you are really going to do something in life, the secret is learning how to lose. Nobody goes undefeated all the time. If you can pick up after a crushing defeat, and go on to win again, you are going to be a champion someday.
Wilma Rudolph

To help yourself, you must be yourself. Be the best that you can be. When you make a mistake, learn from it, pick yourself up and move on.
Dave Pelzer

You're never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.
Dr. Seuss
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Pick Translations

pick in Danish is stikke, plukke
pick in Dutch is knabbelen, afkluiven
pick in French is cueillir, piquer, ramasser
pick in Norwegian is hakke, pirke, velge, plukke i
pick in Portuguese is picareta
pick in Swedish is dyrka upp, plocka, peta, hacka
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