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Pronunciation: /pɪk/

Translation of pick in French:


  • 2 (choice) choix (m) to have one's pick of avoir le choix parmi take your pick choisis
  • 3the pick of the bunch (singular) le meilleur/la meilleure du lot


  • 1 (choose) choisir (from parmi); (in sport) sélectionner [player] (from parmi) to pick a fight chercher à se bagarrer [fam] (with avec) (quarrel) chercher querelle (with à)
  • 2to pick one's way through avancer avec précaution parmi [rubble, litter]
  • 4 gratter [spot, scab] to pick sth from or off enlever qch de to pick one's teeth/nose se curer les dents/le nez

Phrasal verbs

pick at

[person] manger [qch] du bout des dents [food]; gratter [spot, scab] 1.1 [bird] picorer [crumbs]

pick on

harceler, s'en prendre à [person]

pick out

(select) choisir; (single out) repérer 1.1 distinguer [landmark]; reconnaître [person in photo]; repérer [person in crowd]

pick up

pick up [business] reprendre; [weather, health] s'améliorer; [ill person] se rétablir
pick [sb/sth] up (lift up) ramasser [object, litter, toys]; relever [person] to pick up the receiver décrocher le téléphone to pick oneself up se relever 1.1 prendre [passenger, cargo]; passer prendre [ticket, keys]; prendre, acheter [milk, paper] could you pick me up? est-ce que tu peux venir me chercher? 1.2 apprendre [language]; prendre [habit, accent]; développer [skill] you'll soon pick it up tu t'y mettras vite 1.3 trouver [trail, scent]; [radar] détecter la présence de [aircraft, person, object]; [radio receiver] capter [signal] 1.4 gagner [point]; acquérir [reputation] to pick up speed prendre de la vitesse 1.5 (resume) reprendre [conversation, career] 1.6 ramasser [partner, prostitute]

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