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pick

Part of speech: Noun

A heavy pointed iron tool with a wooden handle; a pickax; a wire or other sharp- pointed instrument; a blow with a pointed instrument; act of choosing; choice or selection; as, take your pick; the best of anything; as, the pick of the lot.

Part of speech: Verb

To strike with a sharp instrument, or with the beak; pierce or peck; as, to pick a hole; open by an instrument; as, to pick a lock; lift: used with up; as, to pick up something fallen; pluck or gather; as, to pick berries; separate with the fingers; as, to pick rags; bring about intentionally; as, to pick a quarrel; choose or select; as, pick the best one; clean or clear of something, as, to pick a chicken; rob; as, to pick a pocket; pull or twitch the strings of; as, to pick a banjo.

Part of speech: Verb

To eat daintily; pilfer; to choose carefully.

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