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1. The act of one that picks.
2. pickings Something or a group of things that are or may be picked.
a. often pickings Leftovers.
b. A share of spoils.
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the act of picking someone or somethingthe act of gathering fruit or vegetables from the plantthe act of undoing a lock using something other than a key
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|Noun||1.||picking - the quantity of a crop that is harvested; "he sent the first picking of berries to the market"; "it was the biggest peach pick in years"|
|2.||picking - the act of picking (crops or fruit or hops etc.)|
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(= amount of fruit picked) → Ernte f
pickings pl → Ausbeute f; (= stolen goods) → Beute f; most office workers regard pens as legitimate pickings → die meisten Büroangestellten sehen es als ihr Recht an, Kulis mitgehen zu lassen (inf) → or einzustecken; she went along to see if there were any pickings → sie ging hin, um zu sehen, ob es für sie was zu holen gab; there are rich pickings to be had → da gibt es reiche Beute; easy pickings for thieves → leichte Beute für Diebe
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