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Definition of cherry-pick verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

cherry-pick

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈtʃeri pɪk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtʃeri pɪk//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they cherry-pick
BrE BrE//ˈtʃeri pɪk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtʃeri pɪk//
 
he / she / it cherry-picks
BrE BrE//ˈtʃeri pɪks//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtʃeri pɪks//
 
past simple cherry-picked
BrE BrE//ˈtʃeri pɪkt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtʃeri pɪkt//
 
past participle cherry-picked
BrE BrE//ˈtʃeri pɪkt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtʃeri pɪkt//
 
-ing form cherry-picking
BrE BrE//ˈtʃeri pɪkɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtʃeri pɪkɪŋ//
 
 
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[transitive, intransitive] cherry-pick (somebody/something) to choose the best people or things from a group and leave those which are not so good
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: cherry-pick