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handpick

[hand-pik]
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verb (used with object)
  1. to pick by hand.
  2. to select personally and with care: The boss handpicked his assistants.

Origin of handpick

First recorded in 1825–35; hand + pick1
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hand-picked

adjective
  1. selected with great care, as for a special job or purpose; chosen
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