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"pick" in American English

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pickverb [T]

 us   /pɪk/

picknoun

 us   /pɪk/
  • pick noun (MUSIC TOOL)

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

[C] a pickax, or a sharp, pointed tool: 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 best restaurants.
(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 menial labor in town, picking fruit, cleaning hotel rooms, 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 picks rose 112% last year. What's his secret?
(Definition of pick from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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