Die Übersetzung von "pick" - Englisch-Französisch Wörterbuch


verb /pik/

to choose or select

Pick the one you like best.

to take (flowers from a plant, fruit from a tree etc), usually by hand

The little girl sat on the grass and picked flowers.

to lift (someone or something)

soulever, prendre
He picked up the child.

to unlock (a lock) with a tool other than a key

crocheter (une serrure)
The thief must have picked the lock with a hair-pin.
pickpocket noun

a person who steals from people’s pockets

voleur/-euse à la tire
He kept his wallet in his hand because he knew there would be pickpockets in the crowd.
pick-up noun

a type of small lorry or van.


the part of a record-player that holds the stylus.

pick and choose

to select or choose very carefully

When I’m buying apples, I like to pick and choose (the ones I want).
pick at

to eat very little of (something)

He was not very hungry, and just picked at the food on his plate.
pick someone’s brains

to ask (a person) questions in order to get ideas, information etc from him which one can use oneself

faire appel aux lumières de qqn
You might be able to help me with this problem – can I come and pick your brains for a minute!
pick holes in

to criticize or find faults in (an argument, theory etc)

trouver à redire
He sounded very convincing, but I’m sure one could pick holes in what he said.
pick off

to shoot (especially people in a group) one by one

abattre (successivement)
He picked off the enemy soldiers.
pick on

to choose (someone) to do a usually difficult or unpleasant job

Why do they always pick on me to do the washing-up?

to speak to or treat (a person) angrily or critically

Don’t pick on me – it wasn’t my fault.
pick out

to choose or select

She picked out one dress that she particularly liked.

to see or recognize (a person, thing etc)

He must be among those people getting off the train, but I can’t pick him out.

to play (a piece of music), especially slowly and with difficulty, especially by ear, without music in front of one

retrouver (un air)
I don’t really play the piano, but I can pick out a tune on one with one finger.
pick someone’s pocket

to steal something from a person’s pocket

pratiquer le vol à la tire
My wallet has gone – someone has picked my pocket!
pick a quarrel/fight with (someone)

to start a quarrel, argument or fight with (someone) on purpose

chercher querelle/la bagarre
He was angry because I beat him in the race, and he tried to pick a fight with me afterwards.
pick up

to learn gradually, without formal teaching

I never studied Italian – I just picked it up when I was in Italy.

to let (someone) into a car, train etc in order to take him somewhere

I picked him up at the station and drove him home.

to get (something) by chance

I picked up a bargain at the shops today.

to right (oneself) after a fall etc; to stand up

se relever
He fell over and picked himself up again.

to collect (something) from somewhere

(passer) prendre
I ordered some meat from the butcher – I’ll pick it up on my way home tonight.

(of radio, radar etc) to receive signals

We picked up a foreign broadcast last night.

to find; to catch

retrouver; arrêter
We lost his trail but picked it up again later
The police picked up the criminal.
pick up speed

to go faster; to accelerate

prendre de la vitesse
The car picked up speed as it ran down the hill.
pick one’s way

to walk carefully (around or between something one wishes to avoid touching etc)

avancer avec précaution parmi
She picked her way between the puddles.

(Die Übersetzung von "pick" von PASSWORT Englisch-Französisch Wörterbuch © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)