- (transitive & intransitive) When you pick something, you choose it.
- I have picked the best people to work on this job.
- This was picked as the best new toy of the year.
- (transitive & intransitive) If you pick up something, you lift it.
- She picked up the glass and put it down again.
- Pick your clothes up off the floor!
- The baby's crying. Can you pick him up?
- (transitive & intransitive) If you pick up the phone, you answer it.
- (transitive & intransitive) If you pick something up from somewhere, you go and get it.
- Mom, can you pick me up from Austin's at 8:00?
- I'll go an pick up a pizza.
- (transitive & intransitive) If you try to pick up someone you have just met, you talk to them because you want to have sex with them.
- (transitive) If you pick fruit, flowers, etc, take them off the plant.
- We spent the morning picking apples in the forest.
- Please help me pick up the books that I've dropped.
- (transitive) If you pick something from somewhere, you take it out of or away from that place.
- After dinner he picked the rice out of the children's hair.
- (transitive & intransitive) If you pick a musical instrument such as a guitar, you play it by pulling its strings and letting them go.
- (intransitive) If you pick at something, you touch it many times without doing anything.
- He was too sick to eat and just picked at his food.
- She picked nervously at her dress.
- (intransitive) If you pick on someone, you are not nice to them in particular.
- He was picked on by his brothers for his small size.
Related words [change]
- (countable) A pick is a choice.
- His pick for Man of the Year was John Smith.
- You have your pick of the rooms. Which one do you want?
- (countable) A pick is a tool used to dig.
- He dug that hole using a pick.
- (countable) A pick is something used to play a guitar with.
- He forgot his guitar pick.