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

 

cherry-pick

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verb
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Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they cherry-pick
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he / she / it cherry-picks
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past simple cherry-picked
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past participle cherry-picked
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-ing form cherry-picking
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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