pick over
transitive verb Date: 1839 to examine in order to select the best or remove the unwanted

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • pick over — ► pick over (or pick through) sort through (a number of items) carefully. Main Entry: ↑pick …   English terms dictionary

  • pick over — (something) to examine a group of things carefully. The boss picked over every word in Kelley s memo. She picked the strawberries over, selecting the largest ones …   New idioms dictionary

  • pick over — verb separate or remove The customer picked over the selection • Syn: ↑sieve out • Hypernyms: ↑choose, ↑take, ↑select, ↑pick out • Verb Frames …   Useful english dictionary

  • pick over — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms pick over : present tense I/you/we/they pick over he/she/it picks over present participle picking over past tense picked over past participle picked over 1) pick over something to examine a collection of… …   English dictionary

  • pick over — PHRASAL VERB If you pick over a quantity of things, you examine them carefully, for example to reject the ones you do not want. [V P n (not pron)] Pick over the fruit and pile on top of the cream …   English dictionary

  • pick over — {v.} To select the best of; look at and take what is good from; choose from. * /She picked the apples over and threw out the bad ones./ * /We hurried to the big sale, but we were late and everything had already been picked over./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • pick over — {v.} To select the best of; look at and take what is good from; choose from. * /She picked the apples over and threw out the bad ones./ * /We hurried to the big sale, but we were late and everything had already been picked over./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • pick\ over — v To select the best of; look at and take what is good from; choose from. She picked the apples over and threw out the bad ones. We hurried to the big sale, but we were late and everything had already been picked over …   Словарь американских идиом

  • pick over — examine meticulously, check closely …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pick over something — pick over (something) to examine a group of things carefully. The boss picked over every word in Kelley s memo. She picked the strawberries over, selecting the largest ones …   New idioms dictionary

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