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verb [transitive] pick pronunciation in American English /pɪk/
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present tense
present participlepicking
past tensepicked
past participlepicked
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  1. 1
    to choose someone or something from a group

    Out of all the girls he could have gone out with, he picked me.

    pick someone/something for something:

    She was picked for the school play.

    pick someone to do something:

    My friends picked me to ask the teacher.

    1. a.
      to choose the people who you want to have in a particular group

      I haven’t picked my team yet for the new project.

  2. 3



    pick at

    to keep pulling something with your nails

    If you keep picking that scab, it will never heal.

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the activity of exploring abandoned buildings and other manmade structures

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