Took vs Picked - What's the difference?

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As verbs the difference between took and picked

is that took is (take) while picked is (pick).

As an adjective picked is

(obsolete) pointed; sharp.

took

English

Verb

(head)
  • (take)
  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=19 citation , passage=When Timothy and Julia hurried up the staircase to the bedroom floor, where a considerable commotion was taking place, Tim took Barry Leach with him. He had him gripped firmly by the arm, since he felt it was not safe to let him loose, and he had no immediate idea what to do with him.}}

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    picked

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • (pick)
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (obsolete) pointed; sharp
  • * Chapman
  • Picked and polished.
  • * Mortimer
  • Let the stake be made picked at the top.
  • (zoology, of fishes) Having a pike or spine on the back.
  • the picked dogfish
  • (obsolete) fine; spruce; smart; precise; dainty
  • * 1590 , , V. i. 13:
  • He is too / picked , too spruce, too affected, too odd, as it were, / too peregrinate, as I may call it.
  • * 1596 , , I. i. 193:
  • Why then I suck my teeth and catechize / My picked man of countries:
    (Webster 1913)