Useful Phrasal Verbs with PICK

Learn Useful Phrasal Verbs with Pick in English ...


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1. Pick ateat only small amounts of food because you do not feel hungry or do not like the food

E.g: Paige could only pick at her meal, forcing down a mouthful or two.

2. Pick up lift something or someone up

E.g: He picked up the letter and read it.

3. Pick upget up from the ground after you have fallen

E.g: Carol picked herself up and brushed the dirt off her coat.

4. Pick upbuy something or get it from a shop, …

E.g: I picked up an evening paper on the way home.

5. Pick upget an illness

E.g: I picked up a virus while I was in America.

6. Pick up collect something from a place

E.g: She just dropped by to pick up her mail.

7. Pick outchoose someone or something from a group

E.g: She picked out a navy blue dress.

8. Pick outrecognize someone or something in a group of people or things

E.g: She was able to pick out her father at the other side of the room.

9. Pick offpoint a weapon carefully at one person or animal in a group, and then shoot them

E.g: There were gunmen in some of the buildings who picked off our men as they went past.


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