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Pick

Slang; a stock or other security that an analyst recommends his or her clients buy. For example, an analyst who is bullish on tech stocks may choose Google and Facebook as his picks.
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The telephone bell rang and Tom picked up the instrument from the desk.
Then holding it up he said, "There, that's the stone your horse had picked up.
McGREGOR came back and picked up the sack, and carried it off.
I picked up the hatchets and swung them by their heads from the sling of my arm; turned Montgomery over; picked up his revolver still loaded in two chambers, and bending down to rummage, found half-a-dozen cartridges in his pocket.
So they picked up Toto and put the dog in Dorothy's lap, and then they made a chair with their hands for the seat and their arms for the arms and carried the sleeping girl between them through the flowers.
Why didn't you leave me where you picked me out of--in the gutter?
Four sailors had sweated beneath the burden of its weight --Tarzan of the Apes picked it up as though it had been an empty packing case, and with the spade slung to his back by a piece of rope, carried it off into the densest part of the jungle.
So while they grow they cannot be said to really live, and they must be picked before they can become good citizens.
You can't prove he picked the six-leaved clover, so you've no right to accuse him of it.
With a growl the ape-man picked up a fallen branch and hurled it at the skulking brute.
You see, I was right on the outside of the fighting and I got a knock on the head with the butt-end of a spear, and was a bit silly for a moment, and a great chap, who'd seen me near Trent and guessed I was somebody, picked me up as though I'd been a baby and carried me off.
and I tored up my hat 'tause a pin picked me," shouted Pokey, regardless of Jamie's efforts to restrain her.