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English definition of “pick sb/sth out”

pick sb/sth out

verb uk phrasal verb with pick   /pɪk/ us  

(RECOGNIZE)

to recognize, find, or make a choice among different people or things in a group: Can you pick out the three deliberate mistakes in this paragraph? The critics picked him out as the outstanding male dancer of the decade.Identifying

(EMPHASIZE)

to choose and emphasize, make clearer, or highlight someone or something: The ship's name was picked out in bright gold letters along her stern.Stressing and emphasizing
(Definition of pick sb/sth out from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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