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Meaning of pick

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      n 1: the person or thing chosen or selected; "he was my pick for
           mayor" [syn: {choice}, {pick}, {selection}]
      2: 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" [syn: {picking}, {pick}]
      3: the best people or things in a group; "the cream of England's
         young men were killed in the Great War" [syn: {cream},
      4: the yarn woven across the warp yarn in weaving [syn: {woof},
         {weft}, {filling}, {pick}]
      5: a small thin device (of metal or plastic or ivory) used to
         pluck a stringed instrument [syn: {pick}, {plectrum},
      6: a thin sharp implement used for removing unwanted material;
         "he used a pick to clean the dirt out of the cracks"
      7: 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" [syn: {pick}, {pickax}, {pickaxe}]
      8: a basketball maneuver; obstructing an opponent with one's
         body; "he was called for setting an illegal pick"
      9: the act of choosing or selecting; "your choice of colors was
         unfortunate"; "you can take your pick" [syn: {choice},
         {selection}, {option}, {pick}]
      v 1: select carefully from a group; "She finally picked her
           successor"; "He picked his way carefully"
      2: look for and gather; "pick mushrooms"; "pick flowers" [syn:
         {pick}, {pluck}, {cull}]
      3: harass with constant criticism; "Don't always pick on your
         little brother" [syn: {blame}, {find fault}, {pick}]
      4: provoke; "pick a fight or a quarrel"
      5: remove in small bits; "pick meat from a bone"
      6: remove unwanted substances from, such as feathers or pits;
         "Clean the turkey" [syn: {clean}, {pick}]
      7: pilfer or rob; "pick pockets"
      8: pay for something; "pick up the tab"; "pick up the burden of
         high-interest mortgages"; "foot the bill" [syn: {foot},
      9: pull lightly but sharply with a plucking motion; "he plucked
         the strings of his mandolin" [syn: {pluck}, {plunk}, {pick}]
      10: attack with or as if with a pickaxe of ice or rocky ground,
          for example; "Pick open the ice" [syn: {pick}, {break up}]
      11: hit lightly with a picking motion [syn: {peck}, {pick},
      12: eat intermittently; take small bites of; "He pieced at the
          sandwich all morning"; "She never eats a full meal--she just
          nibbles" [syn: {nibble}, {pick}, {piece}]

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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