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pick (someone's)

brain/brains
To explore another's ideas through questioning.
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"It is the law here that whoever picks a dinner-pail without our permission must die immediately."
They are fit for any mischief, and it's my opinion they would try to kill us just the same if you hadn't picked a dinner-pail."
So then I got a shovel, and then we picked and shoveled, turn about, and made the fur fly.
I've been picked over six years, but our family is known to be especially long lived."
"It will be several days before she needs to be picked, or at least that is my judgment.
"I'm sure the Princess is ready to be picked," asserted Dorothy, gazing hard at the beautiful girl on the bush.
Four sailors had sweated beneath the burden of its weight --Tarzan of the Apes picked it up as though it had been an empty packing case, and with the spade slung to his back by a piece of rope, carried it off into the densest part of the jungle.
"No; I have found when she is absent this long, she is liable not to come back till late." She drew on her gloves, and Robert picked up his hat.
The sounds of the picks against the rock, the bursting of mines, the grinding of the machines, the wreaths of smoke scattered through the air, traced around Stones Hill a circle of terror which the herds of buffaloes and the war parties of the Seminoles never ventured to pass.
His position gave him a bird's-eye view of the field of battle, and his keen eyesight picked out many details that would not have been apparent to a man whose every sense was not trained to the highest point of perfection as were the ape-man's.
In three minutes Tarzan picked off the crew of that gun.
He saw men running through the trenches and he picked off several of them.
One of the soldiers picked up the bullet that had killed his officer, and then it was that real excitement prevailed in that particular bay, for the bullet was obviously of German make.
PICK Systems is the developer of D3(R), the firm's latest-generation multi-user, multi-value database management system.
414(h)(2), contributions to state and local pension plans are treated as employer contributions, if the employer "picks up" the contribution; in this way, these contributions are not included in wages for FICA or income tax purposes.