Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun pick

9 senses of pick

Sense 1
choice, pick, selection -- (the person or thing chosen or selected; "he was my pick for mayor")
       => decision making, deciding -- (the cognitive process of reaching a decision; "a good executive must be good at decision making")

Sense 2
picking, pick -- (the quantity of a crop that is harvested; "he sent the first picking of berries to the market"; "it was the biggest peach pick in years")
       => output, yield, production -- (the quantity of something (as a commodity) that is created (usually within a given period of time); "production was up in the second quarter")

Sense 3
cream, pick -- (the best people or things in a group; "the cream of England's young men were killed in the Great War")
       => elite, elite group -- (a group or class of persons enjoying superior intellectual or social or economic status)

Sense 4
woof, weft, filling, pick -- (the yarn woven across the warp yarn in weaving)
       => thread, yarn -- (a fine cord of twisted fibers (of cotton or silk or wool or nylon etc.) used in sewing and weaving)

Sense 5
pick, plectrum, plectron -- (a small thin device (of metal or plastic or ivory) used to pluck a stringed instrument)
       => device -- (an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water")

Sense 6
pick -- (a thin sharp implement used for removing unwanted material; "he used a pick to clean the dirt out of the cracks")
       => hand tool -- (a tool used with workers' hands)

Sense 7
pick, pickax, pickaxe -- (a heavy iron tool with a wooden handle and a curved head that is pointed on both ends; "they used picks and sledges to break the rocks")
       => edge tool -- (any cutting tool with a sharp cutting edge (as a chisel or knife or plane or gouge))

Sense 8
pick -- (a basketball maneuver; obstructing an opponent with one's body; "he was called for setting an illegal pick")
       => basketball play -- (a play executed by a basketball team)

Sense 9
choice, selection, option, pick -- (the act of choosing or selecting; "your choice of colors was unfortunate"; "you can take your pick")
       => action -- (something done (usually as opposed to something said); "there were stories of murders and other unnatural actions")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb pick

12 senses of pick

Sense 1
pick -- (select carefully from a group; "She finally picked her successor"; "He picked his way carefully")
       => choose, take, select, pick out -- (pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives; "Take any one of these cards"; "Choose a good husband for your daughter"; "She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her")

Sense 2
pick, pluck, cull -- (look for and gather; "pick mushrooms"; "pick flowers")
       => gather, garner, collect, pull together -- (assemble or get together; "gather some stones"; "pull your thoughts together")
          Phrasal Verb-> pick up#9; pick up#14; pick up#3; pick off#2; pick over#1; pick up#5

Sense 3
blame, find fault, pick -- (harass with constant criticism; "Don't always pick on your little brother")
       => knock, criticize, criticise, pick apart -- (find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws; "The paper criticized the new movie"; "Don't knock the food--it's free")

Sense 4
pick -- (provoke; "pick a fight or a quarrel")
       => provoke, evoke, call forth, kick up -- (evoke or provoke to appear or occur; "Her behavior provoked a quarrel between the couple")

Sense 5
pick -- (remove in small bits; "pick meat from a bone")
       => remove, take, take away, withdraw -- (remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment")

Sense 6
clean, pick -- (remove unwanted substances from, such as feathers or pits; "Clean the turkey")
       => remove, take, take away, withdraw -- (remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment")

Sense 7
pick -- (pilfer or rob; "pick pockets")
       => rob -- (take something away by force or without the consent of the owner; "The burglars robbed him of all his money")

Sense 8
foot, pick -- (pay for something; "pick up the tab"; "pick up the burden of high-interest mortgages"; "foot the bill")
       => pay -- (give money, usually in exchange for goods or services; "I paid four dollars for this sandwich"; "Pay the waitress, please")

Sense 9
pluck, plunk, pick -- (pull lightly but sharply with a plucking motion; "he plucked the strings of his mandolin")
       => pull, draw, force -- (cause to move by pulling; "draw a wagon"; "pull a sled")

Sense 10
pick, break up -- (attack with or as if with a pickaxe of ice or rocky ground, for example; "Pick open the ice")
       => pierce -- (cut or make a way through; "the knife cut through the flesh"; "The path pierced the jungle"; "Light pierced through the forest")

Sense 11
peck, pick, beak -- (hit lightly with a picking motion)
       => strike -- (deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon; "The teacher struck the child"; "the opponent refused to strike"; "The boxer struck the attacker dead")

Sense 12
nibble, pick, piece -- (eat intermittently; take small bites of; "He pieced at the sandwich all morning"; "She never eats a full meal--she just nibbles")
       => eat -- (take in solid food; "She was eating a banana"; "What did you eat for dinner last night?")

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