Associations to the word «Pick»
PICK, noun. A tool used for digging; a pickaxe.
PICK, noun. A tool for unlocking a lock without the original key; a lock pick, picklock.
PICK, noun. A comb with long widely spaced teeth, for use with tightly curled hair.
PICK, noun. A choice; ability to choose.
PICK, noun. That which would be picked or chosen first; the best.
PICK, noun. (basketball) A screen.
PICK, noun. (lacrosse) An offensive tactic in which a player stands so as to block a defender from reaching a teammate.
PICK, noun. (American football) An interception.
PICK, noun. (baseball) A good defensive play by an infielder.
PICK, noun. (baseball) A pickoff.
PICK, noun. (music) A tool used for strumming the strings of a guitar; a plectrum.
PICK, noun. A pointed hammer used for dressing millstones.
PICK, noun. (obsolete) A pike or spike; the sharp point fixed in the center of a buckler.
PICK, noun. (printing) (dated) A particle of ink or paper embedded in the hollow of a letter, filling up its face, and causing a spot on a printed sheet.
PICK, noun. (art) (painting) That which is picked in, as with a pointed pencil, to correct an unevenness in a picture.
PICK, noun. (weaving) The blow that drives the shuttle, used in calculating the speed of a loom (in picks per minute); hence, in describing the fineness of a fabric, a weft thread.
PICK, verb. To grasp and pull with the fingers or fingernails.
PICK, verb. To harvest a fruit or vegetable for consumption by removing it from the plant to which it is attached; to harvest an entire plant by removing it from the ground.
PICK, verb. To pull apart or away, especially with the fingers; to pluck.
PICK, verb. To take up; especially, to gather from here and there; to collect; to bring together.
PICK, verb. To remove something from with a pointed instrument, with the fingers, or with the teeth.
PICK, verb. To decide upon, from a set of options; to select.
PICK, verb. (cricket) To recognise the type of ball being bowled by a bowler by studying the position of the hand and arm as the ball is released.
PICK, verb. (music) To pluck the individual strings of a musical instrument or to play such an instrument.
PICK, verb. To open (a lock) with a wire, lock pick, etc.
PICK, verb. To eat slowly, sparingly, or by morsels; to nibble.
PICK, verb. To do anything nicely or carefully, or by attending to small things; to select something with care.
PICK, verb. To steal; to pilfer.
PICK, verb. (obsolete) To throw; to pitch.
PICK, verb. (dated) 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.
PICK, verb. To separate or open by means of a sharp point or points.
PICK 'N' MIX, noun. A selection of different articles (such as sweets), arranged in trays, that can be chosen in any combination and paid for by weight or number
PICK AND CHOOSE, verb. (intransitive) To choose selectively or fastidiously.
PICK AND MIX, noun. Alternative form of pick 'n' mix
PICK AND PLACE, adjective. Of or pertaining to a robot whose main purpose is to pick up objects and place them somewhere else.
PICK AND ROLL, noun. (basketball) an offensive play in which a player stops to block a defender for a teammate handling the ball and then slips behind the defender to accept a pass
PICK APART, verb. Used other than as an idiom: see pick, apart.
PICK APART, verb. (idiomatic) (transitive) To review or analyse in great detail
PICK APART, verb. (idiomatic) (transitive) To criticise (especially small details).
PICK APART, verb. (idiomatic) (transitive) (sports) To overcome by skilled execution.
PICK AT, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) To touch, grab, handle, or pull tentatively or gingerly, using a utensil or one's fingers.
PICK AT, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) To pick on or repeatedly criticize (someone).
PICK BODIES, noun. Plural of Pick body
PICK BODY, noun. One of the spherical aggregations, caused by a build-up of tau proteins, found in the neurons in cases of Pick's disease.
PICK CORNERS, verb. (idiomatic) To choose a preference (as in predicting which boxer will win a match).
PICK DRESSING, noun. (architecture) In cut stonework, a facing made by a pointed tool, leaving the surface in little pits or depressions.
PICK HAMMER, noun. A pick with one end sharp and the other blunt, used by miners.
PICK HOLES, verb. (idiomatic) (intransitive) To find weaknesses, errors or imperfections (in)
PICK OF THE LITTER, noun. (idiomatic) The best person or item in a group.
PICK OFF, verb. (literally) To remove by picking.
PICK OFF, verb. To shoot one by one.
PICK OFF, verb. To dispose of tasks, obstacles, opponents etc. one by one.
PICK OFF, verb. (baseball) To throw out a runner by tagging them whilst they are not in contact with any of the three bases or home plate.
PICK OFF, verb. To intercept, such as a ball in flight.
PICK OFF, noun. (baseball) An instance of throwing out a batter leading off base.
PICK ON, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) To bully, harass or make fun of a victim; to bother or harass.
PICK ONE'S NOSE, verb. (idiomatic) To insert a finger or other object into one's nostril to remove obstructions, especially dried mucus.
PICK OUT, verb. To remove by picking
PICK OUT, verb. To select
PICK OUT, verb. (idiomatic) to distinguish
PICK OUT, verb. To ornament or relieve with lines etc. of a different, usually lighter, colour.
PICK OUT, verb. (idiomatic) to detect using one's senses (sight, smell, hearing, touch, taste)
PICK OUT, verb. (idiomatic) (soccer) to send a long pass or cross to.
PICK OUT OF A HAT, verb. To determine by chance.
PICK OUT OF A HAT, verb. To substitute a guess for unavailable data.
PICK SIX, noun. (American football) An interception, or pick, returned for a touchdown, for six points.
PICK SIXES, noun. Plural of pick six
PICK SOMEONE'S BRAIN, verb. (idiomatic) To seek information from someone knowledgeable; to ask questions of someone.
PICK STITCH, noun. A simple running stitch that catches only a few threads of the fabric, showing very little of the thread on the right (outer) side of the garment.
PICK STITCHES, noun. Plural of pick stitch
PICK THROUGH, verb. (transitive) To select something one desires from a group or list.
PICK UP, verb. (transitive) To lift; to grasp and raise.
PICK UP, verb. (transitive) () To collect an object, especially in passing.
PICK UP, verb. (transitive or intransitive) To clean up; to return to an organized state.
PICK UP, verb. (transitive) To collect a passenger.
PICK UP, verb. (transitive) To collect and detain (a suspect).
PICK UP, verb. (intransitive) To improve, increase, or speed up.
PICK UP, verb. (intransitive) To restart or resume.
PICK UP, verb. (transitive) To learn, to grasp; to begin to understand.
PICK UP, verb. (transitive) To receive (a radio signal or the like).
PICK UP, verb. (transitive and intransitive with on) (by extension) To notice, detect or discern, often used with "on".
PICK UP, verb. (transitive) To point out (a person's behaviour, habits, or actions) in a critical manner.
PICK UP, verb. (transitive and intransitive with on) To meet and seduce somebody for romantic purposes, especially in a social situation.
PICK UP, verb. (transitive or intransitive) To answer a telephone. See pick up the phone.
PICK UP, verb. To pay for.
PICK UP, verb. To reduce the despondency of.
PICK UP, verb. To take control (physically) of something.
PICK UP, verb. (soccer) To mark, to defend against an opposition player by following them closely.
PICK UP, verb. To record, to notch up.
PICK UP, noun. (rare) Alternative form of pickup
PICK UP LINE, noun. An utterance whose aim is to seduce a potential partner.
PICK UP ON, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) To notice, observe, learn, or understand, especially something otherwise overlooked.
PICK UP ON, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) To continue or build upon (for example, a task, analysis, or narrative), beginning from a point at which someone has previously stopped.
PICK UP ON, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) To adopt a practice in which others already engage.
PICK UP SPEED, verb. To accelerate
PICK UP STITCHES, verb. (idiomatic) o add ("pick up") stitches to the knitting needle that were previously bound off, or that belong to the selvage, during the process of knitting or entrelac.
PICK UP STITCHES, noun. Stitches that were added to the row, during knitting.
PICK UP STOMPIES, verb. (South Africa) To join a conversation at the tail end, without knowing much about its content.
PICK UP THE PHONE, verb. To pick up the receiver of a telephone.
PICK UP THE PHONE, verb. To answer an incoming telephone call.
PICK UP THE PIECES, verb. (idiomatic) (intransitive) To restore one's life (or a given situation etc.) to a normal state, after a calamity, shock etc.
PICK UP THE TAB, verb. (intransitive) (idiomatic) (chiefly US) to accept a charge and pay for it, especially at a bar or restaurant.
PICK UP TRUCK, noun. Alternative spelling of pickup truck
PICK UP TRUCKS, noun. Plural of pick up truck an alternative spelling of pick-up truck
PICK UP WHAT SOMEBODY IS LAYING DOWN, verb. Alternative form of pick up what someone is putting down
PICK UP WHAT SOMEONE IS LAYING DOWN, verb. Alternative form of pick up what someone is putting down
PICK UP WHAT SOMEONE IS PUTTING DOWN, verb. (idiomatic) To understand, pay attention to, or learn from what someone says or does.
PICK UPS, noun. Plural of pick up
PICK, noun. The person or thing chosen or selected; "he was my pick for mayor".
PICK, noun. 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".
PICK, noun. The best people or things in a group; "the cream of England's young men were killed in the Great War".
PICK, noun. The yarn woven across the warp yarn in weaving.
PICK, noun. A small thin device (of metal or plastic or ivory) used to pluck a stringed instrument.
PICK, noun. A thin sharp implement used for removing unwanted material; "he used a pick to clean the dirt out of the cracks".
PICK, noun. 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".
PICK, noun. A basketball maneuver; obstructing an opponent with one's body; "he was called for setting an illegal pick".
PICK, noun. The act of choosing or selecting; "your choice of colors was unfortunate"; "you can take your pick".
PICK, verb. Select carefully from a group; "She finally picked her successor"; "He picked his way carefully".
PICK, verb. Look for and gather; "pick mushrooms"; "pick flowers".
PICK, verb. Harass with constant criticism; "Don't always pick on your little brother".
PICK, verb. Provoke; "pick a fight or a quarrel".
PICK, verb. Remove in small bits; "pick meat from a bone".
PICK, verb. Remove unwanted substances from, such as feathers or pits; "Clean the turkey".
PICK, verb. Pilfer or rob; "pick pockets".
PICK, verb. Pay for something; "pick up the tab"; "pick up the burden of high-interest mortgages"; "foot the bill".
PICK, verb. Pull lightly but sharply with a plucking motion; "he plucked the strings of his mandolin".
PICK, verb. Attack with or as if with a pickaxe of ice or rocky ground, for example; "Pick open the ice".
PICK, verb. Hit lightly with a picking motion.
PICK, verb. Eat intermittently; take small bites of; "He pieced at the sandwich all morning"; "She never eats a full meal--she just nibbles".
It is better wither to be silent, or to say things of more value than silence. Sooner throw a pearl at hazard than an idle or useless word; and do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in a few.