pick

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈpɪk/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/pɪk/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(pik)


WordReference English Collocations © 2020

pick

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
v
  1. pick and choose
  2. pick a [color, style, size]
  3. pick a [username, password]
  4. pick [sides, teams, groups]
  5. pick a [date, time] (for)
  6. pick the [best, wrong, cheapest, nicest]
  7. pick (one) at random
  8. [it's, it is] hard to pick just one
  9. pick whichever (one) you [like, want, prefer]
  10. pick me as your [date, partner]
  11. pick from the [options, possibilities]
  12. pick out a new [dress, color, car]
  13. pick out a [color]
  14. pick [strawberries, apples]
  15. pick your nose
  16. UK: [they, thieves] are picking pockets
  17. pick a fight (with)
  18. [can, know how to] pick a lock
  19. picked the [harp, guitar] strings
  20. pick up the [cat, child]
  21. pick him up [after work, from school]
  22. pick the [book, movie, relationship] up where you left off
  23. pick up (right) where you left off
  24. pick up (some) [milk, eggs] (from the store)
  25. pick up on [the signs, his signals, her frustration]
  26. (must have) picked it up from you
  27. pick on him (at school)
  28. is picked on (at school)
  29. [is, gets] picked on by [older, bigger, bullies]
  30. pick off [a duck, the enemy, a target]
  31. was picking them off one by one
  32. pick off [meat, fish] from the bones
  33. pick the [plan, theory, paper] apart
n
  1. the [first, second, last, final] pick (in the draft)
  2. [let him, should] have [first] pick
  3. [first] pick on the [players, place, game]
  4. was a [good, terrible] pick
  5. take your pick!
  6. [take, have] your pick of the [options, choices, cards, dishes, colors]
  7. the pick of the [stable, crop, bunch, candidates]
  8. chipped away at the [ice, stone] with a pick
  9. [hacked, chopped, stabbed, killed] with an ice pick
  10. a guitar pick
  11. [playing, strumming] the guitar with a pick
  12. gave his nose a pick
  13. sport: [came down with, threw] a pick
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