pick at

Definitions of pick at
  1. verb
    eat like a bird
    “The anorexic girl just picks at her food”
    synonyms: peck, peck at
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    type of:
    take in solid food
  2. verb
    pluck or pull at with the fingers
    synonyms: pluck at, pull at
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    type of:
    apply force so as to cause motion towards the source of the motion
  3. verb
    express a negative opinion of
    synonyms: belittle, disparage
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    blandish, flatter
    praise somewhat dishonestly
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    pan, tear apart, trash
    express a totally negative opinion of
    discredit, disgrace
    damage the reputation of
    deprecate, depreciate, vilipend
    belittle, denigrate, derogate, minimize
    cause to seem less serious; play down
    deflate, puncture
    reduce or lessen the size or importance of
    talk down
    belittle through talk
    type of:
    criticise, criticize, knock, pick apart
    find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws
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