To be exquisitely critical: We were sitting around picking the speech to pieces (1859+)
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[pik-uhp] /ˈpɪkˌʌp/ noun 1. an improvement, as in health, business conditions, work, production, etc. 2. Informal. . 3. Informal. a casual, usually unintroduced acquaintance, often one made in hope of a sexual relationship. 4. an instance of stopping for or taking aboard passengers or freight, as by a train, ship, taxicab, etc., especially an instance […]
[pik] /pɪk/ verb (used with object) 1. to choose or select from among a group: to pick a contestant from the audience. 2. to seek and find occasion for; provoke: to pick a fight. 3. to attempt to find; seek out: to pick flaws in an argument. 4. to steal the contents of: Her pocket […]
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