Meaning of PICK in English

PICK

I.

noun

VERB + PICK

▪ have

She had her ~ of the single men.

▪ take

Which do you want? Take your ~.

PHRASES

▪ get first ~ , take first ~

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

II.

verb

1 choose sb/sth

ADVERB

▪ at random , randomly

Names were ~ed at random out of a hat.

▪ out

He was ~ed out as the best player.

PREPOSITION

▪ as

They ~ed Jane as the captain.

▪ for

Have you been ~ed for the team?

2 take sth from the place where it is growing

PHRASES

▪ freshly ~ed

freshly ~ed strawberries

PHRASAL VERB

pick sth up

ADVERB

▪ carefully , gingerly

Rather gingerly, George ~ed up the tiny bundle.

▪ absently , idly

I idly ~ed up a magazine and leafed through it.

▪ gently , slowly

She gently ~ed up a plate and examined it.

▪ hurriedly

I hurriedly ~ed up the receiver.

VERB + PICK UP

▪ try to

▪ bend to , bend down to , stoop to , stoop down to

She stooped down to ~ up a stone.

PREPOSITION

▪ by

He ~ed the pan up carefully by the handle.

▪ from , off

She stooped to ~ 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

Oxford Collocations English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний .