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pick sb/sth off

verb uk phrasal verb with pick   /pɪk/ us  

(SHOOT)

to shoot at one particular person, animal, or vehicle that you have chosen from a group: The snipers picked the soldiers off one by one as they ran for cover.

(TAKE THE BEST)

to take the best person or thing from a group: It is relatively easy for newcomers to pick off the most lucrative business and ignore the rest.
Translations of “pick sb/sth off”
in Chinese (Traditional) 瞄準射中, (有選擇地)瞄準射中…
in Chinese (Simplified) 瞄准射中, (有选择地)瞄准射中…
(Definition of pick sb/sth off from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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