Words nearby pick at
How to use pick at in a sentence
In such beer polls, I suspect a lot of voters would pick Huckabee.Why This Liberal Hearts Huckabee|Sally Kohn|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
What image are you hoping people who pick up this book and read it, come away with?Tim Howard’s Wall of Intensity|William O’Connor|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Couple guided Stella as she crawled and dipped her chest to pick up each magnet.Dungeons and Genital Clamps: Inside a Legendary BDSM Chateau|Ian Frisch|December 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Wellington, New Zealand Our Oceania pick is the latest city to wholeheartedly embrace the global Brooklyn movement.Next Stop, Quito: Our Top Cities for 2015|Brandon Presser|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He said the brokers promise that the Italian navy will pick them up, which he says has actually driven the prices down.Inside the Smuggling Networks Flooding Europe with Refugees|Barbie Latza Nadeau|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Tressan was monstrous ill-at-ease, and his face lost a good deal of its habitual plethora of colour.
A fellow rudely clad—a hybrid between man-at-arms and lackey—lounged on a musket to confront them in the gateway.
We are going to send our butler to the sale to-morrow, to pick up some of that sixty-four.The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, v. 2(of 2)|Charles Dickens
The majority pick up a job when they can, but are inevitably idle and suffering two-thirds of the time.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley
But if they all pick up the broadcast that this is where to get a free ride home, I'll have just another sand trap here.Fee of the Frontier|Horace Brown Fyfe
Other Idioms and Phrases with pick at
Pluck or pull at, especially with the fingers, as in She was always picking at her skirt with her nails. [1600s]
Eat sparingly and without appetite, as in He was just picking at his dinner. [Late 1500s]
Nag, badger, as in He's picking at me all day long. [Colloquial; second half of 1600s]