pick

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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. best, cream, flower, elite, choice; selection; pickax. See sharpness. —v. t. select, choose; pluck, garner, gather; cull. See goodness, approbation.
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(Roget's IV) n.
1. [An implement for picking]
Syn. pickax, mattock, rock hammer; see tool 1 .
2. [A blow with a pointed instrument]
Syn. peck, nip, dent; see blow 1 .
3. [*A choice selection]
Syn. best, elect, select, cream, upper per cent, top, topnotchers*, aces*; see also best .
v.
1. [To choose]
Syn. select, pick out, separate; see choose 1 .
2. [To gather]
Syn. pluck, pull, choose; see accumulate 1 .
3. [To deprive, especially by pecking or plucking]
Syn. pluck, strip, defeather, pinfeather, pull off.
4. [To use a pointed instrument]
Syn. dent, indent, strike; see hit 2 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
n.
choice, selection, preference, favorite, prize, elite, cream.
II
v.
1. choose select, opt for, take, settle on, single out, cull, favor, prefer.
2. pluck harvest, collect, reap.
ANT.: 1. reject, spurn
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb 1. To make a choice from a number of alternatives. Also used with out: choose, cull, elect, opt (for), select, single (out). See CHOICE. 2. To collect ripe crops: crop, garner, gather, harvest, reap. See COLLECT. II noun 1. The superlative or most preferable part of something: best, choice, cream, creme de la creme, elite, flower, prize1, top. Idioms: cream of the crop, flower of the flock, pick of the bunch (or crop). See BETTER. 2. One that is selected: choice, chosen, elect, select. See CHOICE.

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