pick at

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To pick on or repeatedly criticize.
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"[N]oise and disrespect of no kind ain't pleasin' to him. His own folks behave becomin', but strangers go and act as they like. . . . Then we are picked at for their doin's."

Submitted on July 07, 2010

Additional definitions for 'pick at':

pick atTo touch, grab, handle, or pull tentatively or gingerly, using a utensil or one's fingers.
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