Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “pick over sth”

pick over sth

verb uk phrasal verb with pick   /pɪk/ us  
to look carefully at a group of things, choosing the ones you want or getting rid of the ones you do not want: All the clothes at the sale had been thoroughly picked over and there was nothing nice left.Taking and choosing
(Definition of pick over sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of pick over sth?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Translations of “pick over sth”

Word of the Day

flair

natural ability to do something well

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More