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handpick

[ hand-pik ]
/ ˈhændˈpɪk /
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verb (used with object)

to pick by hand.
to select personally and with care: The boss handpicked his assistants.

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Origin of handpick

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

verb

(tr) to choose or select with great care, as for a special job or purpose
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