1. To select carefully from a group: SYN. choose, select, identify, take.
2. To look for and gather; SYN. pluck, cull.
3. To remove in small bits:
4. To provoke:
5. To attack with or as if with a pickaxe of ice or rocky ground, for example; SYN. break up.
6. To pilfer or rob:
1. To make an uncontrolled, short, jerky motion; SYN. jerk.
2. To move or pull with a sudden motion.