- handpick [hand′pik′]vt.1. to pick (fruit or vegetables) by hand2. to choose with care or for a special purposehandpickedadj.
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handpick — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ transitive verb 1. : to pick by hand as opposed to a machine process machines supplanted the workers who handpicked the cotton handpicking the insects from the plants 2. a. : to select with personal care for quality handpick … Useful english dictionary
handpick — verb a) To pick or harvest by hand. Each year they handpick seven candidates for next years committee. b) To select carefully and with individual attention … Wiktionary
handpick — transitive verb Date: 1831 1. to pick by hand as opposed to a machine process 2. to select personally or for personal ends … New Collegiate Dictionary
handpick — /hand pik /, v.t. 1. to pick by hand. 2. to select personally and with care: The boss handpicked his assistants. [1825 35; HAND + PICK1] * * * … Universalium
handpick — hand|pick [ ,hænd pık ] verb transitive to choose someone or something very carefully: Senior politicians are handpicked for the job by the president himself … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
handpick — see hand pick … English dictionary
handpick — v. pick by hand, select carefully, choose … English contemporary dictionary
handpick — hand•pick [[t]ˈhændˈpɪk[/t]] v. t. 1) to pick by hand 2) to select personally and with care • Etymology: 1825–35 … From formal English to slang
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