pick over


pick over
verb
separate or remove
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The customer picked over the selection

Syn: ↑sieve out
Hypernyms: ↑choose, ↑take, ↑select, ↑pick out
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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pick over [phrasal verb]
pick over (something) or pick (something) over : to look at (a group of objects or an amount of material) in order to choose the best ones or to remove pieces you do not want

They picked over the strawberries and threw away the green ones.

Pick over the fish to remove any bones.

The applications were thoroughly picked over and only the best applicants were given interviews.

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Main Entry:pick

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • pick over — ► pick over (or pick through) sort through (a number of items) carefully. Main Entry: ↑pick …   English terms dictionary

  • pick over — (something) to examine a group of things carefully. The boss picked over every word in Kelley s memo. She picked the strawberries over, selecting the largest ones …   New idioms dictionary

  • pick over — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms pick over : present tense I/you/we/they pick over he/she/it picks over present participle picking over past tense picked over past participle picked over 1) pick over something to examine a collection of… …   English dictionary

  • pick over — PHRASAL VERB If you pick over a quantity of things, you examine them carefully, for example to reject the ones you do not want. [V P n (not pron)] Pick over the fruit and pile on top of the cream …   English dictionary

  • pick over — {v.} To select the best of; look at and take what is good from; choose from. * /She picked the apples over and threw out the bad ones./ * /We hurried to the big sale, but we were late and everything had already been picked over./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • pick over — {v.} To select the best of; look at and take what is good from; choose from. * /She picked the apples over and threw out the bad ones./ * /We hurried to the big sale, but we were late and everything had already been picked over./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • pick\ over — v To select the best of; look at and take what is good from; choose from. She picked the apples over and threw out the bad ones. We hurried to the big sale, but we were late and everything had already been picked over …   Словарь американских идиом

  • pick over — transitive verb Date: 1839 to examine in order to select the best or remove the unwanted …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pick over — examine meticulously, check closely …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pick over something — pick over (something) to examine a group of things carefully. The boss picked over every word in Kelley s memo. She picked the strawberries over, selecting the largest ones …   New idioms dictionary


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