Textual thesaurus for "pick"

(noun) selection, option, choice

the act of choosing or selecting

your choice of colors was unfortunate; you can take your pick

(noun) 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

(noun) plectron, plectrum

a small thin device (of metal or plastic or ivory) used to pluck a stringed instrument

(noun) woof, weft, filling

the yarn woven across the warp yarn in weaving

(noun) selection, choice

the person or thing chosen or selected

he was my pick for mayor

(noun) cream

the best people or things in a group

the cream of England's young men were killed in the Great War

(noun) picking

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

(verb) clean

remove unwanted substances from, such as feathers or pits

Clean the turkey

(verb) blame, find fault

harass with constant criticism

Don't always pick on your little brother

(verb) piece, nibble

eat intermittently; take small bites of

He pieced at the sandwich all morning; She never eats a full meal--she just nibbles

(verb) peck, beak

hit lightly with a picking motion

(verb) cull, pluck

look for and gather

pick mushrooms; pick flowers

(verb) break up

attack with or as if with a pickaxe of ice or rocky ground, for example

Pick open the ice

(verb) pluck, plunk

pull lightly but sharply with a plucking motion

he plucked the strings of his mandolin

(verb) foot

pay for something

pick up the tab; pick up the burden of high-interest mortgages; foot the bill