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      vb  
1    to choose (something) deliberately or carefully, from or as if from a group or number; select  
2    to pluck or gather (fruit, berries, or crops) from (a tree, bush, field, etc.)  
to pick hops, to pick a whole bush     
3    tr   to clean or prepare (fruit, poultry, etc.) by removing the indigestible parts  
4    tr   to remove loose particles from (the teeth, the nose, etc.)  
5    (esp. of birds) to nibble or gather (corn, etc.)  
6    tr   to pierce, dig, or break up (a hard surface) with a pick  
7    tr   to form (a hole) in this way  
8    when intr, foll by: at   to nibble (at) fussily or without appetite  
9    to separate (strands, fibres, etc.), as in weaving  
10    tr   to provoke (an argument, fight, etc.) deliberately  
11    tr   to steal (money or valuables) from (a person's pocket)  
12    tr   to open (a lock) with an instrument other than a key  
13    to pluck the strings of (a guitar, banjo, etc.)  
14    tr   to make (one's way) carefully on foot  
they picked their way through the rubble     
15    pick and choose   to select fastidiously, fussily, etc.  
16    pick someone's brains   to obtain information or ideas from someone  
      n  
17    freedom or right of selection (esp. in the phrase take one's pick)  
18    a person, thing, etc., that is chosen first or preferred  
the pick of the bunch     
19    the act of picking  
20    the amount of a crop picked at one period or from one area  
21      (Printing)   a speck of dirt or paper fibre or a blob of ink on the surface of set type or a printing plate,   (See also)        pick at       pick off       pick on       pick out       pick-up  
     (C15: from earlier piken to pick, influenced by French piquer to pierce; compare Middle Low German picken, Dutch pikken)  
  pickable      adj  
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Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
exp.
start an argument on purpose
n.
a person, generally a man, dedicated to improving his skills in attracting and seducing the other sex
Other spelling : Pickup artist The use of "pick up" in this context comes from American slang and means becoming acquainted with, esp. with a view to having sexual relations
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