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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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RELATED WORDS

prefer, elect, name, take, cull, slot, tap, separate, winnow, mark, tag, finger, tab

Nearby words

handmaiden, handout, handover, handpass, handphone, handpick, handprint, handrail, handroll, handrub, hands

Origin of handpick

First recorded in 1825–35; hand + pick1
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British Dictionary definitions for hand-pick

hand-pick


verb

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