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  • 21 pick-me-up — pick me ups N COUNT A pick me up is something that you have or do when you are tired or depressed in order to make you feel better. [INFORMAL] When you crave a pick me up, don t reach for chocolate or coffee try peppermint oil instead... This is… …

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  • 22 pick up — Golf take hold of and lift up one s ball, especially when conceding a hole. → pick pick up improve or increase. → pick …

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  • 23 Pick — Pick, v. i. 1. To eat slowly, sparingly, or by morsels; to nibble. [1913 Webster] Why stand st thou picking? Is thy palate sore? Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. To do anything nicely or carefully, or by attending to small things; to select something… …

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  • 24 Pick-up — 〈[ ʌ̣p] m.; Gen.: s, Pl.: s〉 1. Kleintransporter mit offener Ladefläche 2. Tonabnehmer 3. 〈kurz für〉 Pick up Shop [Etym.: <engl. pick up »aufnehmen«] …

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  • 25 pick up — (something) to answer the telephone. Her answering machine came on, and I yelled, Pick up, Marie! Pick up the phone! …

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  • 26 pick|ax — or pick|axe «PIHK AKS», noun, verb, axed, axing. –n. a tool with a heavy metal bar, pointed at one or both ends, attached through the center to a wooden handle; pick. It is used for breaking and prying up earth, rocks, and other compacted or… …

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  • 27 pick|er — pick|er1 «PIHK uhr», noun. 1. a person who gathers, picks, or collects: »an apple picker, a ragpicker. 2. a tool or machine for picking anything: »Mr. Alleman showed…the corn picker with which he can pick twenty acres of corn in a ten hour day… …

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  • 28 pick|y — «PIHK ee», adjective, pick|i|er, pick|i|est. U.S. Informal. 1. choosy; particular: »People are very picky this year in buying new cars …

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  • 29 Pick-me-up — n. A stimulant, restorative, or tonic; a bracer. [Colloq.] [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …

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  • 30 pick-up — / pikʌp/, it. /pi kap/ s. ingl. [comp. di (to ) pick prendere e up su ; propr. raccoglitore ], usato in ital. al masch. (elettron.) [nei giradischi, la puntina e il trasduttore usati per rivelare il suono registrato] ▶◀ fonorivelatore, testina …

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  • 31 pick at — (something) to eat food in small pieces and without enjoyment. He eats very little, picking at his food with his fork. Etymology: based on the literal meaning of pick at something (= to try to remove small pieces of something with your fingers) …

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  • 32 pick on — (someone) to treat someone unfairly by criticizing or punishing them. What could have caused so many people to pick on him? My sister was always picked on at school …

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  • 33 pick at — / pick on [v] nag, provoke badger, bait, blame, bully, carp, cavil, criticize, find fault, foment, get at*, get to*, goad, hector, incite, instigate, quibble, start, tease, torment; concepts 7,19,52 Ant. compliment, praise …

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  • 34 pick on — pick at / pick on [v] nag, provoke badger, bait, blame, bully, carp, cavil, criticize, find fault, foment, get at*, get to*, goad, hector, incite, instigate, quibble, start, tease, torment; concepts 7,19,52 Ant. compliment, praise …

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  • 35 pick at — ► pick at 1) repeatedly pull at (something) with one s fingers. 2) eat in small amounts. Main Entry: ↑pick …

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  • 36 pick on — ► pick on single out for unfair treatment. Main Entry: ↑pick …

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  • 37 pick up — ► pick up 1) go to collect. 2) improve or increase. 3) informal casually strike up a relationship with (someone) as a sexual overture. 4) return to (an earlier point or topic). 5) obtain, acquire, or learn. 6) become aware of or sensitive to. 7) …

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  • 38 pick|er-up — «PIHK uhr uhp», noun, plural pick|ers up. a person who picks up: »a picker up of words, a picker up of trifles …

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  • 39 pick´et|er — pick|et «PIHK iht», noun, verb. –n. 1. a pointed stake or peg driven into the ground to make a fence or to tie a horse to: »The dogs were afraid to jump the pickets of the fence. 2. a small body of troops, or a single man, posted at some place to …

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  • 40 pick|et — «PIHK iht», noun, verb. –n. 1. a pointed stake or peg driven into the ground to make a fence or to tie a horse to: »The dogs were afraid to jump the pickets of the fence. 2. a small body of troops, or a single man, posted at some place to watch… …

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