pick at

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To touch, grab, handle, or pull tentatively or gingerly, using a utensil or one's fingers.
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Mr Vholes remained immovable, except that he secretly picked at one of the red pimples on his yellow face with his black glove.

Submitted on July 07, 2010

Additional definitions for 'pick at':

pick atTo pick on or repeatedly criticize.
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