Piciformes Pick-me-up

Pick

Meanings and phrases

pick

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the person or thing chosen or selected; choice; selection
  2. the act of choosing or selecting; choice; selection; option
  3. the best people or things in a group; cream
  4. a small thin device (of metal or plastic or ivory) used to pluck a stringed instrument; plectrum; plectron
  5. a thin sharp implement used for removing unwanted material
  6. a heavy iron tool with a wooden handle and a curved head that is pointed on both ends; pickax; pickaxe
  7. a basketball maneuver; obstructing an opponent with one's body
  8. the quantity of a crop that is harvested; picking
  9. the yarn woven across the warp yarn in weaving; woof; weft; filling

pick

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. select carefully from a group
  2. look for and gather; pluck; cull
  3. harass with constant criticism; blame; find fault
  4. remove unwanted substances from, such as feathers or pits; clean
  5. provoke
  6. remove in small bits
  7. pay for something; foot
  8. eat intermittently; take small bites of; nibble; piece
  9. hit lightly with a picking motion; peck; beak
  10. pilfer or rob
  11. attack with or as if with a pickaxe of ice or rocky ground, for example; break up
  12. pull lightly but sharply with a plucking motion; pluck; plunk

Pick 's disease

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a progressive form of presenile dementia found most often in middle-aged and elderly women and characterized by degeneration of the frontal and temporal lobes with loss of intellectual ability and transitory aphasia

guitar pick

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a plectrum used to pluck a guitar

ice pick

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. pick consisting of a steel rod with a sharp point; used for breaking up blocks of ice; icepick

pick apart

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws; knock; criticize; criticise

pick at

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. pluck or pull at with the fingers; pluck at; pull at
  2. express a negative opinion of; disparage; belittle
  3. eat like a bird; peck at; peck

pick off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. shoot one by one
  2. pull or pull out sharply; pluck; tweak; pull off

pick out

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives; choose; take; select
  2. detect with the senses; spot; recognize; recognise; distinguish; discern; make out; tell apart

pick over

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. separate or remove; sieve out

pick up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. take and lift upward; lift up; gather up
  2. take up by hand
  3. give a passenger or a hitchhiker a lift
  4. gather or collect; collect; gather up; call for
  5. get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally; learn; hear; get word; get wind; find out; get a line; discover; see
  6. take into custody; collar; nail; apprehend; arrest; nab; cop
  7. get in addition, as an increase
  8. buy casually or spontaneously
  9. register (perceptual input); receive
  10. lift out or reflect from a background
  11. fill with high spirits; fill with optimism; elate; lift up; uplift; intoxicate
  12. meet someone for sexual purposes
  13. improve significantly; go from bad to good; turn around
  14. perceive with the senses quickly, suddenly, or momentarily; catch
  15. eat by pecking at, like a bird; peck
  16. gain or regain energy; perk up; perk; percolate; gain vigor
E.g.
  • Trucks began arriving to pick up scores of bodies.
  • UPN declined to pick up the series after the pilot.
  • This allows individuals to pick up chemical cues.

pick up the gauntlet

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. be dared to do something and attempt it; take a dare

overall pick

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The San Diego Chargers had the third overall pick.
  • He was the 8th overall pick in the 1999 PBA draft.
  • He was ultimately chosen as the seventh overall pick.

draft pick

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • This trade was for a 2011 conditional draft pick.
  • The Mavericks received a second-round draft pick.
  • The Indianapolis Colts owned the first draft pick that year.

round pick

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • First round pick LHP Kaminsky signed on June 18 ($1.785 mil.
  • He would get traded for Jondan Salvador and a 2nd round pick.
  • The Broncos traded their first round pick in 2010 in order to select him.

round draft pick

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Briggs was the fourth round draft pick for the San Antonio Spurs in 1986.
  • The first round draft pick was right-handed pitcher Chris Anderson from Jacksonville University.
  • A first round draft pick out of University of Notre Dame, he played the defensive tackle position.

first pick

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Benson was the first pick of the 1996 Major League Baseball Draft.
  • The Windsor Express had the first pick and selected center Robert Curtis.
  • The Flash selected Alex Morgan with the first pick in the 2011 WPS Draft.

pick overall

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • He was drafted by Purefoods in 2001 as the ninth pick overall.
  • Dillinger is the second pick overall in the very talented draft class of 2008.
  • He was the fourteenth pick overall by the Coca-Cola Tigers in the 2006 PBA draft.

first round pick

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The Broncos traded their first round pick in 2010 in order to select him.
  • Donald Herbert Marsh [ first round pick] [pick #21] played with the Dallas Texans
  • The Nets entered the draft holding one first round pick and two second round picks.

first overall pick

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • It is the first time since the merger they have held the first overall pick.
  • Lafrenière is also the projected first overall pick in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft.
  • He was the first overall pick of the 1973 NBA draft and a four-time NBA All-Star.

second round pick

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • On 22 December 2011, Okur was traded to the New Jersey Nets for a 2015 second round pick.
  • This also resulted in them having the better second round pick over the Hawks by comparison.
  • Entering the 2018 NBA Draft, the 76ers had two first round picks and four second round pick.

pick it up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • He was sort of pissed off that I didn't pick it up."
  • then sends a trusted man of his to pick it up.
  • His new agents brought the show to ABC, which decided to pick it up.

not pick

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The ship cannot pick up a new device if one is already attached.
  • He did not pick up a javelin until his senior year of high school.
  • The print run was reduced for later editions, but sales did not pick up.

able to pick

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • He was reportedly able to pick out fairly complex tunes by the age of three.
  • His deceptive delivery results in hitters not being able to pick up the ball until late.
  • It took between 45 and 60 minutes before the rescue team was able to pick up the survivors.

pick them up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Fages journeyed south to Loreto to pick them up.
  • At 3 o’clock in the morning, Suna and Ipek went there to pick them up.
  • Once on the ground, Chapman provided directions to another helicopter to pick them up.

not pick up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The ship cannot pick up a new device if one is already attached.
  • He did not pick up a javelin until his senior year of high school.
  • The print run was reduced for later editions, but sales did not pick up.

second pick

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The Swarm were awarded the second pick in the IBL draft.
  • He was recruited by the club with the second pick in the 2011 rookie draft.
  • Dillinger is the second pick overall in the very talented draft class of 2008.
E.g.
  • Mitchell was the second overall pick in the 2018 WNBA Draft.
  • At age 34, she was the second overall pick in the 1997 WNBA Draft.
  • The Giants chose him with the second overall pick of the 2018 MLB draft.

pick him up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • If we pick him up we can get a nice piece of change."
  • He was not hurt and asked them to come to where he was and pick him up.
  • A British Corvette sailed to Corinth to pick him up, Teritza accompanied him.

pick her up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • She tells him that she loves him and that he should come pick her up.
  • She calls Clark to pick her up.
  • Casey has made contact with her friend who is to come pick her up at 2 p.m.

third round pick

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • At the conclusion of the pre-draft process, Senat was projected to be a third round pick by NFL draft experts and scouts.
  • At the conclusion of the pre-draft process, Moore was projected to be a third round pick by NFL draft experts and scouts.
  • At the conclusion of the pre-draft process, Okorafor was projected to be a third round pick by NFL draft experts and scouts.

overall draft pick

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • 1 overall draft pick and that year's Rookie of the Year and rushing champion.
  • Eman was the 2nd overall draft pick of the Magnolia Beverage Masters in the 2007 PBA draft.
  • He was the seventh overall draft pick by Purefoods in 2008 before being traded to Burger King.
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