pick verb Meaning in the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary

Meaning of “pick” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb [T]
CHOOSE B1 to choose something or someone: Do you want to help me pick some numbers for my lottery ticket? I was never picked for the school football team.Taking and choosing
FLOWERS/FRUIT, ETC B1 If you pick flowers, fruit, etc, you take them off a tree or out of the ground: I picked some apples this morning.Taking and choosing
REMOVE to remove small pieces from something with your fingers: You'll have to let the glue dry and then you can pick it off.Removing and getting rid of thingsTaking things away from someone or somewhereTaking things away from someone or somewhereRemoving and getting rid of things
pick a fight/argument to start a fight or argument with someoneFightingArguing and disagreeing
pick sb's pocket to steal something from someone's pocket →  See also have a bone to pick with sb Stealing
(Definition of pick verb from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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