Spanish translation of 'pick at'
intransitive verb + preposition
- (= toy with)
⇒ try not to pick at your spots
intenta no toquetearte las espinillas
⇒ to pick at one's food
comer con poca gana,
picar la comida
- (= criticize)
⇒ she used to pick at everything
solía meterse con todo or ponerle faltas a todo
- (US, informal) = pick (sense 2)
Example Sentences Including 'pick at'
He blinked and stretched his eyes whenever the woman stopped watching him to pick at her food with an idle, preoccupied fork.The Last Raven
Smokes sat down on a fallen spruce trunk and began to pick at the bark with his fingers.Desperadoes
School was a sore spot and one that Joe had no wish to pick at.FALLEN WOMEN (2002)
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Translation of pick at from the Collins English to Spanish Dictionary