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Synonyms for (noun) pick

Synonyms: selection, option, pick, choice Definition: the act of choosing or selecting Usage: your choice of colors was unfortunate; you can take your pick

Similar words: action Definition: something done (usually as opposed to something said) Usage: there were stories of murders and other unnatural actions

Synonyms: pick Definition: a basketball maneuver; obstructing an opponent with one's body Usage: he was called for setting an illegal pick

Similar words: basketball play Definition: a play executed by a basketball team

Synonyms: pick, pickax, pickaxe Definition: a heavy iron tool with a wooden handle and a curved head that is pointed on both ends Usage: they used picks and sledges to break the rocks

Similar words: edge tool Definition: any cutting tool with a sharp cutting edge (as a chisel or knife or plane or gouge)

Synonyms: pick Definition: a thin sharp implement used for removing unwanted material Usage: he used a pick to clean the dirt out of the cracks

Similar words: hand tool Definition: a tool used with workers' hands

Synonyms: pick, plectron, plectrum Definition: a small thin device (of metal or plastic or ivory) used to pluck a stringed instrument

Similar words: device Definition: an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose Usage: the device is small enough to wear on your wrist; a device intended to conserve water

Synonyms: woof, weft, pick, filling Definition: the yarn woven across the warp yarn in weaving

Similar words: thread, yarn Definition: a fine cord of twisted fibers (of cotton or silk or wool or nylon etc.) used in sewing and weaving

Synonyms: selection, choice, pick Definition: the person or thing chosen or selected Usage: he was my pick for mayor

Similar words: deciding, decision making Definition: the cognitive process of reaching a decision Usage: a good executive must be good at decision making

Synonyms: cream, pick Definition: the best people or things in a group Usage: the cream of England's young men were killed in the Great War

Similar words: elite, elite group Definition: a group or class of persons enjoying superior intellectual or social or economic status

Synonyms: pick, picking Definition: the quantity of a crop that is harvested Usage: he sent the first picking of berries to the market; it was the biggest peach pick in years

Similar words: production, output, yield Definition: the quantity of something (as a commodity) that is created (usually within a given period of time) Usage: production was up in the second quarter

Synonyms for (verb) pick

Synonyms: pick, clean Definition: remove unwanted substances from, such as feathers or pits Usage: Clean the turkey

Similar words: remove, withdraw, take, take away Definition: remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract Usage: remove a threat; remove a wrapper; Remove the dirty dishes from the table; take the gun from your pocket; This machine withdraws heat from the environment

Synonyms: pick Definition: remove in small bits Usage: pick meat from a bone

Similar words: remove, withdraw, take, take away Definition: remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract Usage: remove a threat; remove a wrapper; Remove the dirty dishes from the table; take the gun from your pocket; This machine withdraws heat from the environment

Synonyms: pick Definition: select carefully from a group Usage: She finally picked her successor; He picked his way carefully

Similar words: select, choose, take, pick out Definition: pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives Usage: Take any one of these cards; Choose a good husband for your daughter; She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her

Synonyms: blame, pick, find fault Definition: harass with constant criticism Usage: Don't always pick on your little brother

Similar words: criticise, criticize, pick apart, knock Definition: find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws Usage: The paper criticized the new movie; Don't knock the food--it's free

Synonyms: pick, piece, nibble Definition: eat intermittently; take small bites of Usage: He pieced at the sandwich all morning; She never eats a full meal--she just nibbles

Similar words: eat Definition: take in solid food Usage: She was eating a banana; What did you eat for dinner last night?

Synonyms: pick, peck, beak Definition: hit lightly with a picking motion

Similar words: strike Definition: deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon Usage: The teacher struck the child; the opponent refused to strike; The boxer struck the attacker dead

Synonyms: cull, pluck, pick Definition: look for and gather Usage: pick mushrooms; pick flowers

Similar words: collect, pull together, garner, gather Definition: assemble or get together Usage: gather some stones; pull your thoughts together

Synonyms: pick, break up Definition: attack with or as if with a pickaxe of ice or rocky ground, for example Usage: Pick open the ice

Similar words: pierce Definition: cut or make a way through Usage: the knife cut through the flesh; The path pierced the jungle; Light pierced through the forest

Synonyms: pluck, plunk, pick Definition: pull lightly but sharply with a plucking motion Usage: he plucked the strings of his mandolin

Similar words: pull, force, draw Definition: cause to move by pulling Usage: draw a wagon; pull a sled

Synonyms: pick Definition: provoke Usage: pick a fight or a quarrel

Similar words: provoke, kick up, call forth, evoke Definition: evoke or provoke to appear or occur Usage: Her behavior provoked a quarrel between the couple

Synonyms: pick, foot Definition: pay for something Usage: pick up the tab; pick up the burden of high-interest mortgages; foot the bill

Similar words: pay Definition: give money, usually in exchange for goods or services Usage: I paid four dollars for this sandwich; Pay the waitress, please

Synonyms: pick Definition: pilfer or rob Usage: pick pockets

Similar words: rob Definition: take something away by force or without the consent of the owner Usage: The burglars robbed him of all his money