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pick 1

Inglés americano: /pɪk/
Inglés británico: /pɪk/

transitive verb

  • 1 1.1
    (choose, select) (number/color)
    I don't know which one to pick
    no sé cuál elegir or cuál escoger or con cuál quedarme
    to pick a winner
    (in racing)
    pronosticar el ganador
    (choose well)
    elegir or escoger bien
    you really picked a winner with that new secretary
    la nueva secretaria fue una elección verdaderamente acertada
    to pick one's way
    andar con mucho cuidado
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • With such a distinguished cast to choose from, they picked the wrong man.
    • There certainly are a number of candidates to choose from when picking the players most likely to come through in key situations.
    • Also, maybe I was picking the wrong options in conversations but there was a lot that never got properly explained to me.
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • I waited for a break in the steady stream of visitors and set off, head down, picking my way slowly and carefully across.
    • Without another word, the four strange and unlikely companions set off on foot, picking their way carefully through the field.
    • They were picking their way slowly along the gravel of the stream bed.
    1.2 (provoke) Ver ejemplos: to pick a fight
    buscar pelea
    are you trying to pick a quarrel with me?
    ¿quieres que discutamos?
  • 2 he picked her a rose
    cortó or (especially Spain) cogió una rosa para ella
    we went raspberry picking
    fuimos a recoger or (especially Spain) a coger frambuesas
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • It has a mild tranquillising effect, which you can experience by merely picking the flower buds and inhaling their scent.
    • We would buy fresh fruit and pick fresh vegetables from a small garden in the back.
    • There was a man outside cutting wood for fire and a woman picking vegetables and fruits from a garden.
  • 3 3.1 (remove matter from) Ver ejemplos: to pick one's nose
    meterse el dedo en la nariz
    hurgarse la nariz
    to pick one's teeth
    escarbarse los dientes
    don't pick your spots
    no te toques los granitos
    the vultures picked the bones clean
    los buitres dejaron los huesos limpios
    3.2 (steal from) Ver ejemplos: I had my pocket picked
    me robaron la billetera ( or las llaves etc) del bolsillo
    (open) (lock)
    abrir con una ganzúa ( or una horquilla etc)
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • I injured my index finger while picking my nose.
    • And never lick your fingers, pick your teeth, or floss at the table.
    • The most disgusting thing I encounter is waiters picking their noses or cutting their fingers.
  • 4 (play) [colloquial]
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • Velvety vocals, sung with tenderly picked guitars and gently played piano occasionally accompanied by some harsh brass made this record.
    • As we came to our first town, he suddenly started picking some demonically fast banjo.
    • The first time I heard his exact guitar picking and gentle voice I was hooked; the sophistication and pop sensibility of his songs left me fuzzy-warm.

intransitive verb

  • 1.1 (be selective) Ver ejemplos: you can't (afford to) pick and choose
    no puedes (permitirte el lujo de) ser exigente or de andarte con remilgos
    1.2 (peck, take bits) Ver ejemplos: the hens were picking about in the yard
    las gallinas picoteaban en el patio
    they were picking through the rubbish
    estaban escarbando en la basura


  • 1.1 (choice) (no plural) take your pick
    elige or escoge el ( or los etc) que quieras
    you can take your pick of any dish on the menu
    puedes elegir or escoger el plato que quieras del menú
    you have first pick
    elige or escoge tú primero
    1.2 (best) Ver ejemplos: the pick of something
    lo mejor de algo
    to be the pick of the bunch
    ser el mejor de todos
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • The anchor man's propensity to select the correct pass at all times once more saw him stand out as the pick of City's trialists before his half-time substitution.
    • His production of John Marston's 1603 tragi-comedy is not, for me, the pick of the bunch.
    • In all honesty, he is probably the pick of a bad bunch.
    1.3 (tip)
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • Mains include turbot in a langoustine and scallop sauce and monkfish kebabs, or take your pick from the hefty choice of daily specials.
    • We were then invited to take our pick from a choice of starters.
    • Meanwhile, if you want to ring the changes with sandwiches you make at home, then take your pick from this delicious recipe selection.

Verbos con partícula

pick at

verb + adverb + object
toquetearse [colloquial]
juguetear con
3 (criticize) [colloquial]he picks at everything
a todo le encuentra or (Spain) saca faltas
4 (American English) pick on 2

pick off

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object

pick on

verb + preposition + object
they picked on me to go and tell her
me encargaron a mí que se lo fuera a decir
me eligieron or escogieron a mí para ir a decírselo
meterse con
agarrársela(s) con (Latin America) [colloquial]

pick out

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
(choose, select)
2 2.1
(recognize, identify)
3 4
(play by ear) (tune)

pick over

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
wash and pick over the lentils
lave y examine bien las lentejas
he picked over the cherries to find the best ones
rebuscó entre las cerezas para encontrar las mejores
the buffet looked pretty well picked over (American English)
ya no quedaba nada bueno en el buffet

pick up

1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object 1.1
(off floor etc)
pick me up, Daddy!
¡levántame, papá!
¡upa, papá! [colloquial]
pick that up immediately!
¡recoge eso inmediatamente!
I had to pick him up when he fell over
tuve que levantarlo cuando se cayó
he picked up a pencil and began to write
tomó or (especially Latin America) agarró or (especially Spain) cogió un lápiz y se puso a escribir
I picked the parcel up to see how heavy it was
levanté el paquete para ver cuánto pesaba
to pick oneself up
(lit: after falling)
to pick up the tab o (in British English also) bill for something she picked up the check (American English)
pagó ella
(learn) (language)
it's not hard, you'll soon pick it up
no es difícil, ya verás cómo enseguida le agarras la onda or (Spain) le coges el tranquillo [colloquial]
did you pick up any news about Roger?
¿te enteraste de qué tal está Roger?
where do you pick up all those jokes of yours?
¿de dónde sacas todos esos chistes?
(acquire) (bargain)
1.4 1.5
(collect, fetch) (person)
pasar a buscar
could you pick up my coat from the cleaners?
¿me puedes recoger el abrigo de la tintorería?
could you pick up some eggs for me?
¿me traes unos huevos?
(take on board) (passenger/hitchhiker)
(arrest) (suspect)
1.9 [colloquial]
ligarse [colloquial]
(receive) (signal)
I can now pick up Radio Moscow
ahora puedo agarrar or (especially Spain) coger Radio Moscú
1.12 (notice) Ver ejemplos: she picked up the hint and left
se dio por aludida y se fue
he didn't pick up any of your references to his family
no se dio cuenta de que te estabas refiriendo a su familia
(resume) (conversation)
to pick up the thread
retomar el hilo
volver a
I'd like to pick up a point you made earlier
quisiera volver a algo que usted dijo antes
2verb + adverb + object 2.1 (earn) [colloquial] he picks up over a thousand a week
hace or saca más de mil por semana [colloquial]
2.2 2.3
(tidy) (American English) [colloquial]
3verb + object + adverb 3.1
he picked me up every time I made a mistake
me corregía cada vez que me equivocaba
to pick somebody up on somethingI must pick you up on that she picked him up on a few points of historical detail
le señaló algunos detalles históricos donde se había equivocado
4verb + adverb 4.1
(improve) (prices/sales)
it looks as though the weather's picking up
parece que está mejorando el tiempo
4.2 4.3 (tidy up)to pick up after somebodyI'm fed up picking up after you all the time
estoy harto de ordenar lo que tú desordenas
4.4 (notice) [colloquial]to pick up on something
darse cuenta de algo
4.5 (take advantage) Ver ejemplos:to pick up on something
aprovechar algo
sacarle jugo a algo [colloquial]
4.6 (start relationship) [colloquial]to pick up with somebody
empezar a salir con alguien
he's picked up with another girl
ha empezado a salir con otra [colloquial]

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pick 2
Inglés americano: /pɪk/
Inglés británico: /pɪk/


  • 1pickax
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • The newer combination entrenching tool added a pick, which helped break up hard soil.
    • The head is welded directly to the shaft, so if the pick breaks, the tool is ruined.
    • The raiders broke in the door of the post office at the corner in the village and tried to dislodge the safe using picks and chisels.

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