What is Pick up?
Pick up definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
verb (used with object)
to choose or select from among a group: to pick a contestant from the audience.
to seek and find occasion for; provoke: to pick a fight.
to attempt to find; seek out: to pick flaws in an argument.
to steal the contents of: Her pocket was picked yesterday.
to open (a lock) with a device other than the key, as a sharp instrument or wire, especially for the purpose of burglary.
to pierce, indent, dig into, or break up (something) with a pointed instrument: to pick rock; to pick ore.
to form (a hole) by such action: to pick a hole in asphalt.
to use a pointed instrument, the fingers, the teeth, the beak, etc., on (a thing), in order to remove or loosen something, as a small part or adhering matter: to pick one’s teeth.
to prepare for use by removing a covering piece by piece, as feathers, hulls, or other parts: to pick a fowl.
to detach or remove piece by piece with the fingers: She picked the meat from the bones.
to pluck or gather one by one: to pick flowers.
(of birds or other animals) to take up (small bits of food) with the bill or teeth.
to eat daintily or in small morsels.
to separate, pull apart, or pull to pieces: to pick fibers.
Music. to pluck (the strings of an instrument). to play (a stringed instrument) by plucking with the fingers.
verb (used without object)
to strike with or use a pick or other pointed instrument on something.
(of birds or other animals) to take up small bits of food with the bill or teeth: The hens were busily picking about in their coop.
to select carefully or fastidiously.
to pilfer; steal.
to pluck or gather fruit, flowers, etc.
Basketball. to execute a pick.
the act of choosing or selecting; choice; selection: to take one’s pick.
a person or thing that is selected: He is our pick for president.
the choicest or most desirable part, example, or examples: This horse is the pick of the stable.
the right of selection: He gave me my pick of the litter.
the quantity of a crop picked, as from trees, bushes, etc., at a particular time: The pick was poor this season.
Printing. a speck of dirt, hardened ink, or extra metal on set type or a plate. a small area removed from the surface of a coated paper by ink that adheres to the form.
a stroke with something pointed: The rock shattered at the first pick of the ax.
Basketball. an offensive maneuver in which a player moves into a position between a defender and a teammate with the ball so as to prevent the defender from interfering with the shot.Compare pick-and-roll.