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pick

noun
verb
phrases
noun
1 noun for diggingpiocóid fem2  c m u 2 noun SPOR for climbingpiocóid fem2  c m u
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3 noun MED dentist's toolbior masc3  c m u 4 noun COOK for lobster, etcbior masc3  c m ulobster pick bior gliomaigh 5 noun MUS plectrumfigín masc4  c m upleictream masc1  c m u 6 noun choicerogha fem4  c m uthat player would be my first pick sin é an chéad imreoir a roghnóinn, is é an t-imreoir sin an chéad rogha a bheadh agamthat's my pick of the songs sin é an t-amhrán is fearr liom, is é sin an t-amhrán is ansa liom to get first pick an chéad rogha a fháil, an chéad rogha a bheith agattake your pick! bíodh do rogha agat!, tabhair leat do rogha ceann!you can take your pick of four cakes féadfaidh tú do rogha as ceithre cháca a bheith agatyou have the pick of the seats bíodh do rogha suíochán agat, pioc do rogha suíochán
verb
7 verb choose TRANSITIVEpioc verb  c m uroghnaigh verb  c m ushe picks the team ise a phiocann an fhoireann, ise a roghnaíonn an fhoireannyou couldn't have picked a better day for a picnic ní fhéadfá lá níos fearr a phiocadh le haghaidh picniceshe was picked to sing in public piocadh í le canadh go poiblí, roghnaíodh í le canadh go poiblí 8 verb make a choice INTRANSITIVEpioc verb  c m uroghnaigh verb  c m u 9 verb remove with fingers, teeth TRANSITIVEpioc verb  c m udon't be picking the scabs ná bí ag piocadh na ngearb, ná bí ag gabháil do na gearba, ná bí ag scríobadh na ngearbwe picked the rubbish out of the drain phiocamar an bruscar amach as an draeinthe bone was picked clean by the dog níor fhág an madra pioc ar an gcnámh 10 verb clean out with finger(s) TRANSITIVEpioc verb  c m uhe was picking his nose bhí sé ag piocadh a shróine, bhí sé ag piocadh a ghaosáin 11 verb BOT, HORT fruit, vegetables, flowers TRANSITIVEpioc verb  c m ubain verb  c m uhe picked blackberries phioc sé sméara dubhaI picked the apples off the tree bhain mé na húlla den chrannfreshly picked vegetables glasraí nuabhainte 12 verb lock TRANSITIVEpioc verb  c m u 13 verb MUS (especially US) pluck TRANSITIVE & INTRANSITIVEpioc verb  c m u
phrases

to pick and choose

togha agus rogha a bheith agat

to pick a winner

an rogha cheart a dhéanamhbheith ceartwe can't pick winners all the time ní fhéadfaimid bheith ceart i gcónaí

to pick holes in sth

(also

to pick a hole in sth

) locht a fháil ar rudrud a lochtúbearnaí a aimsiú i rud

to pick yourself up

1 get onto your feet againéirí i do sheasamhdo chosa a chur fútéirí i do shuí 2 recover from setbackteacht chugat féin arís

to pick your feet up

géarú sa siúldul níos gasta

to pick sb's brains

informal comhairle a iarraidh ar dhuineceist a chur ar dhuinedul i gcomhairle le duine

to pick sb's pocket

bheith ag goid as pócaí duinepócaí duine a phiocadh

to pick sth out of a hat

1 draw in raffle rud a phiocadh amach as hatarud a thógáil as hata 2 choose randomly pejorative rud a phiocadh go fánachdid you just pick those figures out of a hat? an go fánach a phioc tú na figiúirí sin?, an as an spéir a thit na figiúirí sin agat?

to pick pockets

bheith ag goid as pócaípócaí a phiocadh

to pick sth apart

rud a tharraingt as a chéilerud a chíoradhrud a scagadh

to pick sth to pieces

rud a tharraingt as a chéilerud a stróiceadh as a chéile

to pick up the tab

(also

to pick up the bill

) an bille a dhíolan reicneáil a íoc

to pick up the pieces

na píosaí a chur le chéile aríscúrsaí a chur ina gceart

to pick up the thread

leanúint ar aghaidh leis an scéal

to pick up the threads

tosú arísto pick up the threads of sth tosú ar rud arís, tabhairt faoi rud arísshe picked up the threads of her life again thug sí faoina saol arís

the pick of sth

nounthey have the pick of the shops tá togha agus rogha na siopaí acu, tá an chuid is fearr de na siopaí acu

the pick of the bunch

(also

the pick of the crop

) an sméar mhullaighan ceann is fearr ar fadthis poem is the pick of the bunch is é an dán seo sméar mhullaigh an chnuasaigh, is é an dán seo an dán is fearr ar fad acu

to pick your way

do bhealach a dhéanamhhe picked his way over the rocks rinne sé a bhealach thar na carraigeacha

to pick a fight

TRANSITIVEshe picked a fight with Síle tharraing sí achrann le Síle, thosaigh sí troid le Síle

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