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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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Cotton Inspector Malik Kaleemullah advised the participants to perform cotton picking from 10am
By picking from both sides of the aisle and using small pick facings, walking is reduced.
The product is now available in the WMS for picking from that location.
PTL technology is frequently used to direct picking from horizontal carousels, and lights can be installed on carts to aid batch picking.
The new CPX610 cotton picker is designed to harvest more cotton per day and leave less in the field by picking from both sides of the row.
For example, if an operator is picking from 1 of 3 Kardex Remstar Shuttle Vertical Lift Modules (VLM) in zone 1, Power Pick Global software can tell the operator after picking from VLM 1, the next pick is in VLM 3.
Similarly, orderpicker trucks can be used for picking from higher levels than those accessible by pallet and walkie rider trucks.
Additionally, picking from pallet flow racks in the new facility is 70% better than in Lakeland, while full case picking from case flow racks is 44% more efficient.
Active picking from pallets takes place at the floor-level location, while reserve pallets are housed overhead.
Again, lights and quantity-displays illuminate to direct picking from the racks.
Small parts picking from bin shelving takes place on a two level mezzanine.