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pick

verb [T]
 
 
/pɪk/
COMMERCE to choose items that have been ordered by a customer: He picked goods into pallets for the delivery. Your groceries will be carefully picked, packed, and delivered to your door.
FINANCE, STOCK MARKET to choose particular shares in which to invest: If you pick stocks thoughtfully and hold them patiently, your gains should be considerable.
PRODUCTION to remove fruit, cotton, etc. from a tree or plant when it is ready: Immigrants do much of the menial labor in town, picking fruit, cleaning hotel rooms, and sweeping the sidewalk.
→  See also cherry-pick , pick up , pick sth up
(Definition of pick verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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