pick through

ˈpick ˌthrough [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they pick through he/she/it picks through present participle picking through past tense picked through past participle picked through] phrasal verb
to search through a collection of things in order to find something

They are picking through the ruins, searching for survivors.

Thesaurus: to search for something or someonesynonym
Main entry: pick

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • pick through — ► pick over (or pick through) sort through (a number of items) carefully. Main Entry: ↑pick …   English terms dictionary

  • pick through — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms pick through : present tense I/you/we/they pick through he/she/it picks through present participle picking through past tense picked through past participle picked through pick through something to search… …   English dictionary

  • pick something over (or pick through) — sort through a number of items carefully. → pick …   English new terms dictionary

  • pick through something — ˌpick sthˈover | ˌpick ˈthrough sth derived to examine a group of things carefully, especially to choose the ones you want • Pick over the lentils and remove any little stones. • I picked through the facts of the case. Main entry: ↑pickderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • pick — Ⅰ. pick [1] ► VERB 1) (often pick up) take hold of and move. 2) remove (a flower or fruit) from where it is growing. 3) choose from a number of alternatives. 4) remove unwanted matter from (one s nose or teeth) with a finger or a pointed… …   English terms dictionary

  • pick something over — (or pick through) examine or sort through a number of items carefully they picked through the charred remains of their home * * * ˌpick sthˈover | ˌpick ˈthrough sth derived to examine a group of things carefully, especially to choose the ones… …   Useful english dictionary

  • pick over — ► pick over (or pick through) sort through (a number of items) carefully. Main Entry: ↑pick …   English terms dictionary

  • pick — pick1 W1S1 [pık] v [T] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(choose something)¦ 2¦(flowers/fruit etc)¦ 3¦(remove something)¦ 4 pick your way through/across/among etc something 5 pick your nose 6 pick your teeth 7 pick somebody s brains 8 pick a quarrel/fight (with… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pick — pick1 [ pık ] verb transitive *** 1. ) to choose someone or something from a group: Out of all the girls he could have gone out with, he picked me. pick someone/something for something: She was picked for the school play. pick someone to do… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • pick — 1 /pIk/ verb (T) 1 CHOOSE STH to choose someone or something good or suitable from a group or range of people or things: Students have to pick three courses from a list of 15. | Let me pick a few examples at random. | pick your words (=be careful …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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