Pick in a sentence as a noun

In that time I've done so many things it's hard to pick just a couple interesting ones.

Kima reserves the right to cull through the submissions and pick from the best only.

If you're good enough to do it you could AFK your way through any number of raids, pick one of them instead.

Sit back, pick technology a couple of steps behind the bleeding edge, and focus on results.

Ofcourse, you think people will never come to know, but this has the potential to be a good story and press will pick it up.

And I found it very easy to pick up. I can't wait until I start doing all my work in Go, that will be a true test of its productivity efficiency.

I can see that we've already refunded you all the hosting fees you paid for your account, and I'll also make sure we pick up the $500 migration bill that you incurred.

Pick in a sentence as a verb

In the 1970s, I used to have to use an expensive short-wave radio to pick up Chinese-language radio programs in North America.

I had a number of concerns browsing through Pariser's book, but I would encourage anyone interested in these issues to pick up a copy; it's a thoughtful read.

Otherwise Google and Facebook will continue to drop the bills and pick off the best teams who eventually get tired of the smaller comparative payoffs that these apps bring in.

Probably nobody is ever going to use Dragonfly in the real world, but watching people pick apart a new crypto protocol in public is amazing and hugely educational.

Instead of focusing how OpenSSL can pull in, let me pick a number, $800k in revenue in the next year, they immediately zero in on $70 of Paypal fees as the organization's leading financial problem.

There are several high profile AWS customers to pick from, but the obvious customer to start with is Netflix: they care about GCE's putative differentiators of price and performance -- and Amazon is a mortal threat to Netflix as a competitor, which should give some boardroom-level urgency to the discussion.

Quote Examples using Pick

Optimizing priority queues... Recalculating scheduler lookup tables... Terminating unused system processes... Recovering memory leaks... Flushing network buffers... Then it'd randomly pick a number X and report to the user "System reports X% faster.


Pick definitions


the person or thing chosen or selected; "he was my pick for mayor"

See also: choice selection


the quantity of a crop that is harvested; "he sent the first picking of berries to the market"; "it was the biggest peach pick in years"

See also: picking


the best people or things in a group; "the cream of England's young men were killed in the Great War"

See also: cream


the yarn woven across the warp yarn in weaving

See also: woof weft filling


a small thin device (of metal or plastic or ivory) used to pluck a stringed instrument

See also: plectrum plectron


a thin sharp implement used for removing unwanted material; "he used a pick to clean the dirt out of the cracks"


a heavy iron tool with a wooden handle and a curved head that is pointed on both ends; "they used picks and sledges to break the rocks"

See also: pickax pickaxe


a basketball maneuver; obstructing an opponent with one's body; "he was called for setting an illegal pick"


the act of choosing or selecting; "your choice of colors was unfortunate"; "you can take your pick"

See also: choice selection option


select carefully from a group; "She finally picked her successor"; "He picked his way carefully"


look for and gather; "pick mushrooms"; "pick flowers"

See also: pluck cull


harass with constant criticism; "Don't always pick on your little brother"

See also: blame


provoke; "pick a fight or a quarrel"


remove in small bits; "pick meat from a bone"


remove unwanted substances from, such as feathers or pits; "Clean the turkey"

See also: clean


pilfer or rob; "pick pockets"


pay for something; "pick up the tab"; "pick up the burden of high-interest mortgages"; "foot the bill"

See also: foot


pull lightly but sharply with a plucking motion; "he plucked the strings of his mandolin"

See also: pluck plunk


attack with or as if with a pickaxe of ice or rocky ground, for example; "Pick open the ice"


hit lightly with a picking motion

See also: peck beak


eat intermittently; take small bites of; "He pieced at the sandwich all morning"; "She never eats a full meal--she just nibbles"

See also: nibble piece