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pick·pock·et

 (pĭk′pŏk′ĭt)
n.
One who steals from pockets.

pickpocket

(ˈpɪkˌpɒkɪt)
n
a person who steals from the pockets or handbags of others in public places

pick•pock•et

(ˈpɪkˌpɒk ɪt)

n.
1. a person who steals from people's pockets, purses, etc., esp. in a crowded public place.
v.t.
2. to steal from the pocket, purse, etc., of.
[1585–95]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pickpocket - a thief who steals from the pockets or purses of others in public placespickpocket - a thief who steals from the pockets or purses of others in public places
stealer, thief - a criminal who takes property belonging to someone else with the intention of keeping it or selling it

pickpocket

noun thief, bag-snatcher, purse-snatcher, cutpurse (archaic) Markets are a pickpocket's paradise.
Translations
نَشَّالنَشّال، سارِق
kapesní zlodějkapsář
lommetyv
taskuvaras
džeparoš
zsebtolvajzsebmetsző
vasaòjófur
スリ
소매치기
zakkenrollergauwdief
vreckový zlodej
žepar
ficktjuv
นักล้วงกระเป๋า
trộm móc túi

pickpocket

[ˈpɪkˌpɒkɪt] Ncarterista mf, bolsista mf (Mex)

pickpocket

[ˈpɪkpɒkɪt] npickpocket m/fpick-up pickup [ˈpɪkʌp] n
(= small truck) → pick-up m
(= improvement) (in trade, economy)reprise f
... a pick-up in the housing market → une reprise sur le marché de l'immobilier
(British) (on record player)bras m pick-up pick-up jointpick-up joint nlieu m de drague
They had come to the world's most famous pick-up joint → Ils étaient arrivés au lieu de drague le plus célèbre au monde.pick-up point pickup point n (for people)point m de rendez-vous; (for goods)point m de collectepick-up truck pickup truck npick-up m

pickpocket

nTaschendieb(in) m(f)

pickpocket

[ˈpɪkˌpɒkɪt] nborsaiolo/a, borseggiatore/trice

pick1

(pik) verb
1. to choose or select. Pick the one you like best.
2. to take (flowers from a plant, fruit from a tree etc), usually by hand. The little girl sat on the grass and picked flowers.
3. to lift (someone or something). He picked up the child.
4. to unlock (a lock) with a tool other than a key. When she found that she had lost her key, she picked the lock with a hair-pin.
noun
1. whatever or whichever a person wants or chooses. Take your pick of these prizes.
2. the best one(s) from or the best part of something. These grapes are the pick of the bunch.
ˈpickpocket noun
a person who steals from people's pockets. He kept his wallet in his hand because he knew there would be pickpockets in the crowd.
ˈpick-up noun
1. a type of small lorry or van.
2. the part of a record-player that holds the stylus.
pick and choose
to select or choose very carefully. When I'm buying apples, I like to pick and choose (the ones I want).
pick at
to eat very little of (something). He was not very hungry, and just picked at the food on his plate.
pick someone's brains
to ask (a person) questions in order to get ideas, information etc from him which one can use oneself. You might be able to help me with this problem – can I come and pick your brains for a minute!
pick holes in
to criticize or find faults in (an argument, theory etc). He sounded very convincing, but I'm sure one could pick holes in what he said.
pick off
to shoot (especially people in a group) one by one. He picked off the enemy soldiers.
pick on
1. to choose (someone) to do a usually difficult or unpleasant job. Why do they always pick on me to do the washing-up?
2. to speak to or treat (a person) angrily or critically. Don't pick on me – it wasn't my fault.
pick out
1. to choose or select. She picked out one dress that she particularly liked.
2. to see or recognize (a person, thing etc). He must be among those people getting off the train, but I can't pick him out.
3. to play (a piece of music), especially slowly and with difficulty, especially by ear, without music in front of one. I don't really play the piano, but I can pick out a tune on one with one finger.
pick someone's pocket
to steal something from a person's pocket. My wallet has gone – someone has picked my pocket!
pick a quarrel/fight with (someone)
to start a quarrel, argument or fight with (someone) on purpose. He was angry because I beat him in the race, and he tried to pick a fight with me afterwards.
pick up
1. to learn gradually, without formal teaching. I never studied Italian – I just picked it up when I was in Italy.
2. to let (someone) into a car, train etc in order to take him somewhere. I picked him up at the station and drove him home.
3. to get (something) by chance. I picked up a bargain at the shops today.
4. to right (oneself) after a fall etc; to stand up. He fell over and picked himself up again.
5. to collect (something) from somewhere. I ordered some meat from the butcher – I'll pick it up on my way home tonight.
6. (of radio, radar etc) to receive signals. We picked up a foreign broadcast last night.
7. to find; to catch. We lost his trail but picked it up again later; The police picked up the criminal.
pick up speed
to go faster; to accelerate. The car picked up speed as it ran down the hill.
pick one's way
to walk carefully (around or between something one wishes to avoid touching etc). She picked her way between the puddles.

pickpocket

نَشَّال kapsář lommetyv Taschendieb πορτοφολάς carterista taskuvaras pickpocket džeparoš borsaiolo スリ 소매치기 zakkenroller lommetyv kieszonkowiec batedor de carteira, carteirista вор-карманник ficktjuv นักล้วงกระเป๋า yankesicilik trộm móc túi 扒手
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