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pick out

  

      vb   tr, adv  
1    to select for use or special consideration, illustration, etc., as from a group  
2    to distinguish (an object from its surroundings), as in painting  
she picked out the woodwork in white     
3    to perceive or recognize (a person or thing previously obscured)  
we picked out his face among the crowd     
4    to distinguish (sense or meaning) from or as if from a mass of detail or complication  
5    to play (a tune) tentatively, by or as if by ear  
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pick out

  
1    choose, cull, hand-pick, select, separate the sheep from the goats, single out, sort out  
2    discriminate, distinguish, identify, make distinct, make out, notice, perceive, recognize, tell apart  

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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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