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Meaning of PICK AT

 
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 Definition: 
  1. [v]  express a negative opinion of; "She disparaged her student's efforts"
  2. [v]  eat like a bird
  3. [v]  pluck or pull at with the fingers; "She picked nervously at the buttons of her blouse"
 
 Synonyms: belittle, disparage, peck, peck at, pluck at, pull at
 
 Antonyms: blandish, flatter
 
 See Also: criticise, criticize, denigrate, deprecate, depreciate, derogate, discredit, disgrace, eat, minimize, pan, pick apart, pull, tear apart, trash

 

 

 

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