pick over

pick over(
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to look at)
a. examinar
Lila was picking over some antique lamps in the shop.Lila examinaba unas antiguas lámparas en la tienda.
2. (to scrutinize) (United Kingdom)
a. analizar
We haven't time to pick over every word of the article; we have a schedule to follow.No tenemos tiempo para analizar cada palabra del artículo; tenemos un horario que seguir.
b. examinar
The press has been picking over every aspect of the actress's personal life.La prensa ha estado examinando cada aspecto de la vida persona de la actriz.
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pick over
transitive verb
pick over the raspberries escoge las frambuesas que estén mejor; she was picking over the shirts in the sale estaba seleccionando las camisas en las rebajas; it's no good picking over the past de nada sirve remover el pasado
never use soft or damaged fruit - pick it over carefully and remove the stalks I saw one old lady picking over a pile of old coats in a corner he picked the rags over relatives who had come to pick over the dead man's few belongings pick the rice over carefully and discard any pieces of grit
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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