pick from

pick from

1. To make a selection from a larger group or range. Our parents said we could pick from box of discounted toys. There wasn't much left to pick from by the time we got there.
2. To select a person or thing from a larger group or range. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "pick" and "from." You can pick one puppy from the litter to take home. We're having a hard time picking someone from the pool of applicants.
3. To identify someone or something from a similar group of people or things. Typically used in negative constructions. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "pick" and "from." They wore nondescript clothing and haircuts so you couldn't pick them from a crowd. The inexpensive computer runs so well that you couldn't pick it from a selection of high-end PCs.
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pick someone or something from someone or something

to choose someone from a group of people; to choose something from a group of things. I picked Joe from all the other boys. Tony picked this one from the collection.
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In those instances, paper pick tickets are distributed to order selectors who pick from the narrow aisle (8) and wide aisle (9) storage areas.
The Kings will obtain shooting guard John Salmons and the tenth pick from Milwaukee.
Second, they went back to picking with specialized batch-picking carts that allowed a picker to simultaneously pick from 30 to 72 orders through one pass in a pick path.
Operators pick from one active carousel while the others are pre-positioning to be picked the moment the operator is ready, increasing the number of open orders that can be handled.
340-hp, 83 liter, 6 cylinder, 24-valve engine (provides the power to pick from both sides of the row, and to ham die the larger capacity of the machine)
The order selectors pick from pallet flow and carton flow racks to pallets.
An automatic bar code scan identifies the storage tote when it arrives at the pick station, and a computer screen tells the associate how many items to pick from that tote.
In zone picking, multiple pickers are each assigned a different area of the warehouse to pick from. At the end, they meet up and exchange what they picked, creating complete orders.
In high-volume case picking 8, workers follow instructions on wireless computers to pick from flow rails and hand apply a label to the case before releasing it to a conveyor.
Optimizing inventory eliminates wasted time, particularly in DCs that pick from paper-the least efficient form of picking.
It's best to receive them directly into pallet flow lanes and then pick from there for either individual orders or to satisfy the requirements of a batch.
After the carousels rotate, the lightree not only tells the operator which bin to pick from, but also the number of items.