cherry-pick

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cher·ry-pick

(chĕr′ē-pĭk′)
tr.v. cher·ry-picked, cher·ry-pick·ing, cher·ry-picks
To choose in a highly selective manner; select only the best or most suitable of: "politicians [who] try to cherry-pick judges who agree with them and attack those who do not" (Jeffrey Rosen).

cherry-pick

vb
(tr) to choose or take the best or most profitable of (a number of things), esp for one's own benefit or gain: cherry-pick the best routes.

cherry-pick


Past participle: cherry-picked
Gerund: cherry-picking

Imperative
cherry-pick
cherry-pick
Present
I cherry-pick
you cherry-pick
he/she/it cherry-picks
we cherry-pick
you cherry-pick
they cherry-pick
Preterite
I cherry-picked
you cherry-picked
he/she/it cherry-picked
we cherry-picked
you cherry-picked
they cherry-picked
Present Continuous
I am cherry-picking
you are cherry-picking
he/she/it is cherry-picking
we are cherry-picking
you are cherry-picking
they are cherry-picking
Present Perfect
I have cherry-picked
you have cherry-picked
he/she/it has cherry-picked
we have cherry-picked
you have cherry-picked
they have cherry-picked
Past Continuous
I was cherry-picking
you were cherry-picking
he/she/it was cherry-picking
we were cherry-picking
you were cherry-picking
they were cherry-picking
Past Perfect
I had cherry-picked
you had cherry-picked
he/she/it had cherry-picked
we had cherry-picked
you had cherry-picked
they had cherry-picked
Future
I will cherry-pick
you will cherry-pick
he/she/it will cherry-pick
we will cherry-pick
you will cherry-pick
they will cherry-pick
Future Perfect
I will have cherry-picked
you will have cherry-picked
he/she/it will have cherry-picked
we will have cherry-picked
you will have cherry-picked
they will have cherry-picked
Future Continuous
I will be cherry-picking
you will be cherry-picking
he/she/it will be cherry-picking
we will be cherry-picking
you will be cherry-picking
they will be cherry-picking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been cherry-picking
you have been cherry-picking
he/she/it has been cherry-picking
we have been cherry-picking
you have been cherry-picking
they have been cherry-picking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been cherry-picking
you will have been cherry-picking
he/she/it will have been cherry-picking
we will have been cherry-picking
you will have been cherry-picking
they will have been cherry-picking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been cherry-picking
you had been cherry-picking
he/she/it had been cherry-picking
we had been cherry-picking
you had been cherry-picking
they had been cherry-picking
Conditional
I would cherry-pick
you would cherry-pick
he/she/it would cherry-pick
we would cherry-pick
you would cherry-pick
they would cherry-pick
Past Conditional
I would have cherry-picked
you would have cherry-picked
he/she/it would have cherry-picked
we would have cherry-picked
you would have cherry-picked
they would have cherry-picked
Translations

cherry-pick

[ˈtʃerɪpɪk] VT (fig) → escoger cuidadosamente, seleccionar cuidadosamente
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In reality, the so-called lull is a classic instance of statistical cherry-picking, in which specific pieces of data favorable to one's preferred point of view are highlighted and others not so favorable are disregarded.
Dave Ward, CWU deputy general secretary, said: "We're balloting our members to back our position to protect the universal service, oppose privatisation and expose the damage that cherry-picking and unfair competition will do to postal services if it is left unchanged.
Deputy general secretary Dave Ward said: "We're balloting our members to back our position to protect the universal service, oppose privatisation and expose the damage that cherry-picking and unfair competition will do to postal services if it is left unchanged.
Licensing committee chairman Cllr Christine Banks said: "This is a clear warning that cherry-picking will not be tolerated.
EUROCONTROL, a European organisation for the safety of air navigation, on Monday reported that a local cherry-picking method trial at Vienna Airport reduced arrival delays and could resolve short-term congestion at other European airports with similar traffic demand patterns.
The licensing authority does receive complaints from the public about the behaviour of taxi drivers, cherry-picking, refusing to be hired or overcharging passengers, but the number is minimal.
AMERICAN investors worried about the recession turned to a strategy of cherry-picking stocks - sending tech shares higher and industrials lower.
I think my mother's memories were not quite so fond, focusing more on neck-breaking than cherry-picking.
Ask her about her cherry-picking anything I say or do and blowing it up into some big deal.
It's a desperate bit of cherry-picking indeed that lunges for glowing blurbs from The Washington Times, whose own editor at large, Arnaud de Borchgrave, has repeatedly slammed the broadcast mouthpiece under headlines like "Few Hurrahs for Al-Hurra.
The New Economics Foundation said there was clear evidence that the UK's biggest banks were cherry-picking customers for premium accounts, while failing to cater for those on low incomes.
There was a lot of cherry-picking going on, and the reports that were