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pick on something

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • pick at something — pick at (something) to eat food in small pieces and without enjoyment. He eats very little, picking at his food with his fork. Etymology: based on the literal meaning of pick at something (= to try to remove small pieces of something with your… …   New idioms dictionary

  • pick up something — pick up (something) to answer the telephone. Her answering machine came on, and I yelled, Pick up, Marie! Pick up the phone! …   New idioms 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

  • pick out something — pick out (someone/something) 1. to choose someone or something instead of others. The writer picked out certain things about the event that he thought were important. His boss picked him out for an assignment in Japan. 2. to find someone or… …   New idioms dictionary

  • pick through something — ˌpick sthˈover | ˌpick ˈthrough sth derived to examine a group of things carefully, especially to choose the ones you want • Pick over the lentils and remove any little stones. • I picked through the facts of the case. Main entry: ↑pickderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • pick someone/something up — 1) he picked up the baby Syn: lift, take up, raise, hoist, scoop up, gather up, snatch up 2) I ll pick up the parcel on my way Syn: fetch, collect, call for …   Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • pick someone/something up — LIFT, take up, raise, hoist, scoop up, gather up, snatch up. → pick …   Useful english dictionary

  • pick at something — …   Useful english dictionary

  • pick someone/something to pieces — (or apart) criticize someone or something severely and in detail …   Useful english dictionary

  • pick someone/something out — distinguish someone or something among a group of people or things Lester picked out two familiar voices ■ (of a light) illuminate an object by shining directly on it ■ usu. be picked out distinguish shapes or letters from their surroundings by… …   Useful english dictionary

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