pick verb

1 choose sb/sth

ADV. at random Names were picked at random out of a hat. | out He was picked out as the best player.

PREP. 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 VERBS pick sth up

ADV. carefully, gingerly Rather gingerly, George picked up the tiny bundle. | idly I idly picked up a magazine and flicked through it.

VERB + PICK try to | bend to, stoop to

PREP. by He picked the pan up carefully by the handle. | from, off She stooped to pick the book up off the floor.