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

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pick atTo pick on or repeatedly criticize.
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