There are 2 entries that translate pick into Italian:

Share this entry

pick 1

British English: /pɪk/
American English: /pɪk/

noun

  • 1 (choice) to have one's pick of to take one's pick of
    fare la propria scelta tra
    take your pick
    scegli, prendine uno
    to get first pick
    scegliere per primo o essere il primo a scegliere
  • 2 (best)
    il meglio
    the pick of the crop (fruit) the pick of this month's new films
    il più bello fra i film usciti in questo mese
    the pick of the bunch
    il migliore (del gruppo)

transitive verb

  • 1 (choose, select)
    scegliere (from tra)
    (Sport)
    selezionare (player) (from tra)
    formare (team)
    “pick a card, any card”
    “pesca una carta, una qualsiasi”
    to be picked for England, for the team
    essere selezionati per giocare nella nazionale inglese, per far parte della squadra
    you picked the right person, a good time to do it
    hai scelto la persona giusta, il momento giusto per farlo [ironic]
    you picked the wrong man o person he certainly knows how to pick them!
    lui sì che li sa scegliere bene! [ironic]
    to pick a fight (physically)
    cercare la rissa (with con)
    to pick a fight o a quarrel
    attaccare briga (with con)

intransitive verb

  • (choose) you can afford to pick and choose
    ti puoi permettere di essere esigente o di fare il difficile (nella scelta) (among, between tra)

Phrasal verbs

pick at:

1 pick at [something] 1.1 (person)
piluccare (food)
stuzzicare, toccare (spot, scab)
palpare (fabric)
cercare di sciogliere (knot)
1.2 (bird)
becchettare (crumbs)
2 pick at [somebody] (American English) (harass, single out)
arrabbiarsi, prendersela con

pick off:

1 pick [somebody] off, pick off [somebody] (kill) he picked them off one by one
li ha eliminati uno dopo l'altro
lions pick off any stragglers
i leoni assalgono chi resta indietro
2 pick [something] off, pick off [something] 3 pick [something] off something
cogliere [qualcosa] da qualcosa (apple, cherry)
to pick something off the floor
tirare su qualcosa dal pavimento
to pick something off the top of a cake
prendere qualcosa da sopra la torta

pick on:

pick on [somebody] (harass, single out)
arrabbiarsi, prendersela con
stop picking on me!
smettila di prendertela con me!
pick on someone your own size!
è troppo facile prendersela con i più deboli!

pick out:

pick [somebody, something] out, pick out [somebody, something] 1.1
(select)
selezionare
(single out)
individuare
to be picked out from the group
essere notato nel gruppo
to pick out three winners
selezionare tre vincitori (from tra)
1.2 (make out, distinguish)
distinguere (object, landmark)
riconoscere (person in photo, suspect)
scorgere (person in crowd)
to pick out the theme in a variation
1.3 (highlight)
(person, artist)
mettere in risalto, evidenziare (title, letter)
(torch, beam)
illuminare (form, object)
to be picked out in red
essere evidenziato in rosso
1.4to pick out a tune (on the piano)
strimpellare un motivo (al pianoforte)

pick over:

pick [something] over, pick over [something] 1.1
esaminare uno a uno, con cura (articles, lentils, raisins)
1.2 [figurative]
analizzare accuratamente, fare un'analisi accurata di (film, book)

pick up:

1 pick up 1.1 (improve)
(trade, market, business)
essere in ripresa
(weather, performance, health)
migliorare
(sick person)
ristabilirsi
things have picked up slightly
le cose stanno cominciando ad andare meglio
1.2 (resume) to pick up (from) where one left off
riprendere da dove ci si era fermati
2 pick [somebody, something] up, pick up [somebody, something] 2.1 (lift, take hold of)
(to tidy)
raccogliere (object, litter, toys, clothes)
(to examine)
prendere (in mano)
(after fall)
tirare su (person, child)
(for cuddle)
prendere fra le braccia (person, child)
to pick something up in o with one's left hand
prendere qualcosa con la (mano) sinistra
to pick up the telephone the wave picked up the boat
l'onda fece sollevare il battello
to pick up the bill o tab [informal]
2.2 (collect)
dare un passaggio a (hitcher)
caricare (cargo)
fare salire (passenger)
(andare a) ritirare (dry-cleaning, ticket, keys)
andare a prendere (person from airport, station)
could you pick me up?
puoi venirmi a prendere?
3 pick [something] up, pick up [something] 3.1 (buy)
prendere, comprare (milk, bread, newspaper)
to pick up a bargain, a find could you pick up some milk on the way home?
3.2 (learn, acquire)
imparare (language)
prendere (habit, accent)
sviluppare (skill)
where did he pick up those manners?
chi gli ha insegnato l'educazione?
I'm hoping to pick up some tips
spero di ricevere qualche consiglio
it's not difficult, you'll soon pick it up
non è difficile, imparerai in fretta
3.3 (catch)
prendere (illness, cold, infection)
3.4 (notice, register) (mistake, error)
(person, machine)
trovare, rilevare (defect)
3.5 (detect)
(person, animal)
trovare (trail, scent)
(searchlight, radar)
segnalare la presenza di, individuare (aircraft, person, object)
(Radio, Telecommunications)
captare (signal)
prendere, ricevere (broadcast)
3.6 (gain, earn)
guadagnare (point)
to pick up a reputation to pick up speed
prendere velocità
3.7 (resume)
riprendere (conversation, career)
you'll soon pick up your Italian again
ricomincerai in fretta a parlare italiano
to pick up the pieces (of one's life)
rimettere insieme i cocci (della propria vita)
4 pick [somebody] up, pick up [somebody] 4.1 (rescue)
(helicopter, ship)
soccorrere, portare in salvo
(person)
4.2 (arrest)
(police)
arrestare
(suspect)
4.3 (meet) [pejorative]
abbordare (person)
rimorchiare (partner)
4.4 (find fault with) they'll pick you up for being improperly dressed
ti criticheranno per come sei vestito
5 pick oneself up 5.1 (get up)
alzarsi
5.2 [figurative] (recover)
riprendersi, rimettersi

Definition of pick in:

Share this entry

 

There are 2 entries that translate pick into Italian:

Share this entry

pick 2
British English: /pɪk/
American English: /pɪk/

noun

Definition of pick in:

Share this entry

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

QUIZ


    Next Score: