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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) to pick a fight
    buscar pelea
    are you trying to pick a quarrel with me?
    ¿quieres que discutamos?
  • 2
    (gather) (flower)
    coger (esp Spain)
    coger (esp Spain)
    pizcar (Mexico)
    he picked her a rose
    cortó una rosa para ella
    cogió una rosa para ella (esp Spain)
    we went raspberry picking
    fuimos a recoger frambuesas
    fuimos a coger frambuesas (esp Spain)
    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) 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
    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.
    3.2 (steal from) I had my pocket picked
    me robaron la billetera ( or las llaves etc. ) del bolsillo
    3.3 (open)
    abrir con una ganzúa ( or una horquilla etc. )
  • 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 (be selective) you can't (afford to) pick and choose
    no puedes (permitirte el lujo de) ser exigente or de andarte con remilgos
  • 2 (peck, take bits) 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 (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
    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.
  • 2 (best) 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.

Verbos con partícula

pick at

verb + adverb + object
1 (spot/scab)
toquetearse [colloquial]
juguetear con
3 (criticize) [colloquial]he picks at everything
a todo le encuentra faltas
a todo le saca faltas (Spain)
4 (US) pick on 2

pick off

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
liquidar [colloquial]

pick on

verb + preposition + object
1 (choose) 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
2 (victimize)
meterse con
agarrársela(s) con (Latin America) [colloquial]

pick out

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
1 (choose, select) 2 2.1 (recognize, identify) 2.2 (discern) 3 (highlight) 4 (play by ear)

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 (US)
ya no quedaba nada bueno en el buffet

pick up

1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object 1.1
(raise) levantar
(off floor etc) recoger
(take) tomar
agarrar (esp Latin America)
coger (esp Spain)
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 un lápiz y se puso a escribir
agarró un lápiz y se puso a escribir (esp Latin America)
cogió un lápiz y se puso a escribir (esp Spain)
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) levantarse
to pick up the tab or (British also) bill for something
cargar con la cuenta
cargar con el muerto [colloquial]
she picked up the check (US)
pagó ella
(learn) (language)
agarrar (esp Latin America)
coger (esp Spain)
it's not hard, you'll soon pick it up
no es difícil, ya verás cómo enseguida le agarras la onda [colloquial]
no es difícil, ya verás cómo enseguida le coges el tranquillo (Spain) [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 (catch) (illness)
pescar [colloquial]
pillar [colloquial]
1.5 (collect, fetch)
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)
1.7 (rescue) 1.8 (arrest)
1.9 [colloquial] (man/woman)
ligarse [colloquial]
levantar (South America) [colloquial]
1.10 (receive)
I can now pick up Radio Moscow
ahora puedo agarrar Radio Moscú
ahora puedo coger Radio Moscú (Spain)
1.11 (detect) 1.12 (notice) 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
1.13 (resume)
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]
hacer [colloquial]
sacar [colloquial]
he picks up over a thousand a week
hace or saca más de mil por semana [colloquial]
2.2 (gain)
coger (esp Spain)
2.3 (tidy) (US) [colloquial]
3verb + object + adverb 3.1 (revive) 3.2 (correct) 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 (resume) 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)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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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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