Definition of 'picking'
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Nobody else in this building is to know about it,' he said, picking up the file. THE COMPANY OF STRANGERS (2002)The mare was restless, no doubt picking up his apprehension. TREASON KEEP (2002)Just the thought of picking the lock had my hands sweating inside the thin gloves. KICK BACK (2002)
We sat on barstools at the granite counter, both of us picking at a tuna casserole one of her friends had brought over. A KING'S RANSOM (2002)
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