July 27th, 2016 in Improve English
Here is a list of idiomatic expressions with pick.
Pick and choose
To pick and choose is to select only the best from a number of options.
You won’t be allowed to pick and choose.
Pick someone’s brains
To pick someone’s brains is to obtain information from them.
The police are picking his brains.
Pick a fight
To pick a fight is to provoke a fight.
Don’t pick a fight with people you meet in a club or bar.
Pick holes in
To pick holes in something is to find fault with it.
Pick a lock
To pick a lock is to open a lock with something other than its key.
Pick someone’s pockets
To pick someone’s pockets is to steal something from their pocket.
Someone has picked my pockets.
If something picks up, it improves or increases.
Mumbai local trains pick up speed in 3 minutes.
Pick someone up
To pick someone up is to go and collect someone.
Don’t forget to pick the kids up from school.
Pick something up
To pick something up is learn it.
Seniors find it hard to pick up basic computer skills.
Pick your way
To pick your way is to walk slowly and carefully.