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Definition of "handpick" [handpick]

  • To gather or pick by hand. (verb-transitive)
  • To select personally. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "handpick" in a sentence
  • "Yeah, the "flaw" was not letting outsiders like Pawlenty and Palin handpick the person they wanted versus letting the local GOP members vote on who best represents them and their views and will do the best job"
  • "The 31-page complaint, filed in state court in Manhattan, alleges that eAppraiseIT LLC, a unit of Santa Ana, Calif. -based First American, allowed Washington Mutual loan originators to "handpick" appraisers who brought in high valuations and permitted bank employees to pressure them to increase estimates that came in too low."
  • "The Cuomo suit alleges that eAppraiseIT, the First American unit, allowed WaMu loan officers to "handpick" appraisers who submitted high valuations."