Visit the forum if you have a language query!
Definition from Dictionary, a free dictionary
Live today for tomorrow it will all be history.Proverb
to pick (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
- A tool used for digging; a pickaxe.
- A comb with long teeth, for use with tightly curled hair.
- (US) A choice.
- (basketball) A screen
- (lacrosse) An offensive tactic in which a player stands so as to block a defender from reaching a teammate.
- (American football) An interception.
- (baseball) A good defensive play by an infielder
- (baseball) Short for pick-off
- (music) A tool used for strumming the strings of a guitar; a plectrum.
comb with long teeth
lacrosse: offensive tactic
baseball: good defensive play by an infielder
Third person singular
- To grasp and pull with the fingers or fingernails.
- Don't pick at that scab.
- To remove a fruit or plant for consumption.
- It's time to pick the tomatoes.
- To decide between options.
- I'll pick the one with the nicest name.
- (cricket) to recognise the type of ball being bowled by a bowler by studying the position of the hand and arm as the ball is released
- He didn't pick the googly, and was bowled.
to grasp and pull with fingers
to remove a fruit or plant for consumption
to decide between options
- The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. Numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. See instructions at Help:How to check translations.
Elsewhere on the web