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pick

1
1. a tool with a handle carrying a long steel head curved and tapering to a point at one or both ends, used for loosening soil, breaking rocks, etc.
2. any of various tools used for picking, such as an ice pick or toothpick
3. a plectrum

pick

2 (in weaving)
1. one casting of a shuttle
2. a weft or filling thread

pick

[pik]
(computer science)
To select the next card from an input stack for feeding into a card machine.
(design engineering)
The steel cutting points used on a coal-cutter chain.
A miner's steel or iron digging tool with sharp points at each end.
(engineering)
To dress the sides of a shaft or other excavation.
To remove shale, dirt, and such from coal.
(textiles)

pick

A hand tool used for loosening and breaking up closely compacted soil and rock; consists of a steel head which usually is curved, with a point on one or both ends, mounted on a wooden handle.
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Watching the Campbell Hall of North Hollywood sophomore pick apart one opponent after another with a strong service game, explosive forehand and precise two-hand backhand, it appears that Turner isn't affected by anything when he's on the court.
That makes it a more difficult problem to pick apart.
James Rogan, presenting the perjury case against Clinton, showed video tape from the president's grand jury testimony to pick apart his statements about his relationship with Monica Lewinsky.
With the mandates of Reg NMS on the horizon, large asset managers and pension funds, for example, no longer can ignore the fiduciary consequences of receiving poor execution by sending their orders to a proprietary desk algorithm - particularly VWAP, which is one of the easiest to pick apart.
IT was "good for bingo and boilers" Lib Dem sage Vince Cable quipped as he took his turn to pick apart the mini-budget.
At the start is was a bit tough to pick apart, but once we got our spacing right, (guys) would flash (to the basket) and I would hit them and they got up there for some of the best finishes I've seen in a while.