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English definition of “pick over sth”

pick over sth

phrasal verb with pick     /pɪk/ verb
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
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