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Meaning of “pick” in the English Dictionary

"pick" in American English

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pickverb [T]

 us   /pɪk/

picknoun

 us   /pɪk/
  • pick noun (MUSIC TOOL)

[C] a ​thinpiece of ​plastic or ​metal used to ​pull at the ​strings of a ​guitar
  • pick noun (DIGGING TOOL)

[C] a ​pickax, or a ​sharp, ​pointedtool: They ​worked with a pick and ​shovel.
  • pick noun (THING TO CHOOSE)

[C/U] a ​choice, or something that is ​chosen: [U] Mick gets first pick of where to ​sit. [C] Here are my picks for the ten ​bestrestaurants.
(Definition of pick from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"pick" in Business English

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pickverb [T]

uk   us   /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 ​meniallabor in town, picking fruit, cleaning ​hotelrooms, and ​sweeping the sidewalk.
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picknoun [C]

uk   us   /pɪk/
FINANCE, STOCK MARKET particular ​shares that you choose to ​invest in: His stock picksrose 112% last ​year. What's his ​secret?
(Definition of pick from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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