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).
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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.
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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
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
Translations

cherry-pick

[ˈtʃerɪpɪk] VT (fig) → escoger cuidadosamente, seleccionar cuidadosamente
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Next Capital analyst M Faizan stated discounted stock prices across the board encouraged investors to resort to cherry-picking.
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No matter what happens the ultimate responsibility lies on the shoulders of PTI, which is in power, and its leaders who are not required to motivate overseas Pakistanis to register themselves and play their vital role in cherry-picking the national and provincial leaders.
Before it goes to MPs, the plan must be agreed with Brussels, which has repeatedly warned it will not accept "cherry-picking" elements of its single market.
After a negative start to the day, attractive valuations became the reason for cherry-picking with institutional flow guiding market direction in the green.At close, the benchmark KSE-100 Index recorded an increase of 119.49 points or 0.26% to settle at 45,801.73.
C&C will buy the division through a pre-pack administration, which involves a prearranged buyer cherry-picking the best assets of a company at a knockdown price.
"Cherries exist to be picked" Tory Iain Duncan Smith on Labour's claim that the Government is cherry-picking over Brexit.
However people feel about Brexit, it's clear to them this Government is nowhere near delivering a good deal for Britain" - Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn "Cherries exist to be picked" - Tory Iain Duncan Smith hits back at Labour's accusation that the Government is cherry-picking over Brexit.
"The bottom line is that the UK approach is cherry-picking. The EU has a vast number of agencies, and I think we'd think twice to let the UK 'associate' itself with a selected number they choose because they have an interest," the official said.
The European Union had earlier accused Britain of cherry-picking by taking the best portions of the deal between the two.
Among these techniques is the cherry-picking of intelligence not to inform policy-making or to enlighten the public but instead to inculcate false perceptions among the public and thereby to muster support for a policy already chosen.