pick (one's) way


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pick (one's) way

To carefully move through or over something. We picked our way through the woods to avoid tripping over any roots.
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pick one's way

Find and move through a passage carefully, as in She picked her way through the crowd outside the theater, or, more figuratively, He picked his way through the mass of 19th-century journals, looking for references to his subject . [Early 1700s]
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

pick your ˈway (across, over, etc. something)

walk carefully, choosing the safest, driest, etc. place to put your feet: She picked her way delicately over the rough ground.
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pick (one's) way

To find passage and make careful progress through it: picked her way down the slope.
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American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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