Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not picked; not chosen or selected.
- Unplucked; ungathered, as fruit.
- Not picked or opened with an instrument, as a lock.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of unpick.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Picked out; picked open.
- adj. Not picked.
“The bestselling author of The Tipping Point unpicked this notion with typical chutzpah, moving quickly from emotive and carefully selected individual case studies to sweeping universal principles.”
“As cases of crops that have gone unpicked following crack-downs on illegal farm workers vividly illustrate, America has a shortage of legal labor.”
“Scrumping activists even have their own organization called Abundance, which is composed of volunteers throughout the U.K. who are dedicated to harvesting unpicked fruit.”
“Carnes ended up with less than 100 workers and fell two weeks behind, with bits and pieces of the fields unpicked.”
“A few of my friends went for the 2-inch-long-super-wide-tie look, and even unpicked the tie's seams and spread the edges out to get it even wider.”
“Max, Jackie and I quickly grabbed buckets and sécateurs* and headed out to the unpicked rangées.”
“The Labour government legislated to rectify this position in 1965, and again in the mid-1970s, but this was unpicked under Margaret Thatcher during the 1980s.”
“And speaking of bleak years, last night's Panorama – Dale Farm: the Big Eviction BBC1 unpicked the knotty history of the eviction of 81 Irish traveller families from the encampment that they have called home for the past 10 years.”
“All this will need to be unpicked at greater length by the inquiries which have been announced.”
“The strawberries now go unpicked despite the fact even more are growing.”
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