pick at

Primary Meanings of pick at

1.
v
eat like a bird
2.
v
express a negative opinion of
Full Definitions of pick at
1

v eat like a bird

“The anorexic girl just picks at her food”
Synonyms:
peck, peck at
Type of:
eat
take in solid food

v pluck or pull at with the fingers

Synonyms:
pluck at, pull at
Type of:
pull
apply force so as to cause motion towards the source of the motion
2

v express a negative opinion of

Synonyms:
belittle, disparage
Antonyms:
blandish, flatter
praise somewhat dishonestly
Types:
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pan, tear apart, trash
express a totally negative opinion of
discredit, disgrace
damage the reputation of
deprecate, depreciate, vilipend
belittle
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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