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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.
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Origin of handpick

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

prime, preferred, excellent, prefer, elect, name, take, prize, exclusive, fine, winner, valuable, elite, special, nice, 10, cull, slot, tap, separate

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