to pick, pluck; extract; trim; gather
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Do you know what it means to be pinched by a fox?! And do you know the Japanese for "bar snack" (which is also the term for "knob, handle")? How would you talk about picking strawberries? Learning about 摘 will give you access to this vocabulary. With 摘, you can also zero in on the fundamental aspects of something—or on people’s errors! With 摘, “picking” often turns into “nitpicking”!
Mar. 6, 2015: In the look-alikes section of the Character Profile (p. 1), the 捨 should not have been blue because it's not part of the on-echo series.
July 27, 2012: Originally published.