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  • verbnag, provoke
  • verbnag

synonyms for picking on

  • badger
  • bait
  • blame
  • bully
  • carp
  • cavil
  • criticize
  • find fault
  • foment
  • get at
  • get to
  • goad
  • hector
  • incite
  • instigate
  • quibble
  • start
  • tease
  • torment
  • badger
  • torment
  • bully
  • get at
  • tease
  • bait
  • blame
  • carp
  • cavil
  • criticize
  • foment
  • goad
  • hector
  • incite
  • instigate
  • provoke
  • quibble
  • start
  • find fault
  • get to
  • pick at

antonyms for picking on

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  • compliment
  • praise
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    How to use picking on in a sentence

    She had forced herself to eat most of her soup, and now she was picking the flaky bits of a court bouillon with her fork.
    THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
    I drew back from the rim of Writing-On-the-Stone, that set of whispered phrases echoing in my ears.
    RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
    Wonder if he's any relation to the man who pricked his fingers picking pickled peppers!
    DOROTHY AT SKYRIEEVELYN RAYMOND
    (Picking up a book and settling himself comfortably in front of the fire) Tommy, if you can't find a book, sing or something.
    FIRST PLAYSA. A. MILNE
    Kingston-on-Thames is still provincial in appearance, though now the centre of a great growth of modern suburbs.
    THE PORTSMOUTH ROAD AND ITS TRIBUTARIESCHARLES G. HARPER
    Besides the districts mentioned, tobacco is grown largely in that of Frankfort-on-the Oder.
    TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
    "Come and get a clean towel," said Jess, who noticed that Benny was already "picking into" his own mouth.
    THE BOX-CAR CHILDRENGERTRUDE CHANDLER WARNER
    They walked along the track, picking out a church steeple here and there, forgetting for a moment the object of their search.
    THE BOX-CAR CHILDRENGERTRUDE CHANDLER WARNER
    "You used to carry your tobacco in a rubber pouch," said Edna, picking up the pouch and examining the needlework.
    THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
    They went together, picking their way across muddy streets and sidewalks encumbered with the cheap display of small tradesmen.
    THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
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