VERB + PICK have She had her pick of the single men. | take Which do you want? Take your pick.
PHRASES get/take first pick I got the first pick of the prizes because I was the oldest.
1 choose sb/sth
ADV. at random Names were picked at random out of a hat. | out He was picked out as the best player.
PREP. as They picked Jane as the captain. | for Have you been picked for the team?
2 take sth from the place where it is growing
PHRASES freshly picked freshly picked strawberries PHRASAL VERBS pick sth up
ADV. carefully, gingerly Rather gingerly, George picked up the tiny bundle. | idly I idly picked up a magazine and flicked through it.
VERB + PICK try to | bend to, stoop to
PREP. by He picked the pan up carefully by the handle. | from, off She stooped to pick the book up off the floor.