pick

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noun
VERB + PICK
have

She had her pick of the single men.

take

Which do you want? Take your pick.

PHRASES
get first pick, take first pick

I got the first pick of the prizes because I was the oldest.

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verb
1 choose sb/sth
ADVERB
at random, randomly

Names were picked at random out of a hat.

out

He was picked out as the best player.

PREPOSITION
as

They picked Jane as the captain.

for

Have you been picked for the team?

2 take sth from the place where it is growing
PHRASES
freshly picked

freshly picked strawberries

PHRASAL VERB
pick sth up
ADVERB
carefully, gingerly

Rather gingerly, George picked up the tiny bundle.

absently, idly

I idly picked up a magazine and leafed through it.

gently, slowly

She gently picked up a plate and examined it.

hurriedly

I hurriedly picked up the receiver.

VERB + PICK UP
try to
bend to, bend down to, stoop to, stoop down to

She stooped down to pick up a stone.

PREPOSITION
by

He picked the pan up carefully by the handle.

from, off

She stooped to pick the book up off the floor.

Pick is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑judge, ↑voter
Pick is used with these nouns as the object: ↑banana, ↑berry, ↑brain, ↑card, ↑coconut, ↑cotton, ↑fault, ↑favourite, ↑fight, ↑fruit, ↑grape, ↑herb, ↑jury, ↑leaf, ↑lettuce, ↑lock, ↑moment, ↑mushroom, ↑name, ↑nose, ↑number, ↑outfit, ↑pocket, ↑quarrel, ↑spot, ↑successor, ↑target, ↑team, ↑tomato, ↑topic, ↑vegetables, ↑way, ↑winner, ↑word

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