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Interception vs. Pick — What's the Difference?

Interception vs. Pick — What's the Difference?

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Interception

In ball-playing competitive team sports, an interception or pick is a move by a player involving a pass of the ball—whether by foot or hand, depending on the rules of the sport—in which the ball is intended for a player of the same team but caught by a player of the team on defense, who thereby usually gains possession of the ball for their team. It is commonly seen in football, including American and Canadian football, as well as association football, rugby league, rugby union, Australian rules football and Gaelic football, as well as any sport by which a loose object is passed between players toward a goal.

Pick

Detach and remove (a flower, fruit, or vegetable) from where it is growing
I went to pick some flowers for Jenny's room

Interception

The act of intercepting or the state of being intercepted
The interception of goods being smuggled.

Pick

Choose (someone or something) from a number of alternatives
Maggie picked on a nice reliable chap
Maybe I picked the wrong career
He was picked for the England squad

Interception

Something, such as a missile, an aircraft, or a radio transmission, that is intercepted.
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Pick

Repeatedly pull at something with one's fingers
The old woman was picking at the sheet

Interception

(Sports) A pass that is intercepted, especially a forward pass in football.

Pick

Pluck the strings of (a guitar or banjo)
People were singing and picking guitars

Interception

The process in which water falling as precipitation is slowed or prevented from reaching the ground by vegetation, as when snow accumulates in the forest canopy.

Pick

An act or the right of selecting something from a number of alternatives
Laura should have first pick
Take your pick from our extensive menu

Interception

An act of intercepting something, the state of being intercepted, or a thing that is intercepted.

Pick

An act of blocking or screening a defensive player from the ball handler.

Interception

An aeronautical action in which a fighter approaches a suspicious aircraft to escort it away from a prohibited area, or approaches an enemy aircraft to shoot it down.

Pick

A tool consisting of a long handle set at right angles in the middle of a curved iron or steel bar with a point at one end and a chisel edge or point at the other, used for breaking up hard ground or rock.

Interception

(American football) A passing play where the ball is received by the opposing team.

Pick

An instrument for picking
An ebony hair pick

Interception

(rugby) A pass that is intercepted by an opposing player.

Pick

To select from a group
The best swimmer was picked.

Interception

Precipitation that does not reach the soil, but is instead intercepted by the leaves, branches of plants and the forest floor.

Pick

To gather in; harvest
They were picking cotton.

Interception

The act of intercepting; as, interception of a letter; interception of the enemy.

Pick

To gather the harvest from
Picked the field in one day.

Interception

The act of intercepting; preventing something from proceeding or arriving;
He resorted to the interception of his daughter's letters
He claimed that the interception of one missile by another would be impossible

Pick

To remove the outer covering of; pluck
Pick a chicken clean of feathers.

Interception

(American football) the act of catching a football by a player on the opposing team

Pick

To tear off bit by bit
Pick meat from the bones.

Pick

To remove extraneous matter from (the teeth, for example).

Pick

To poke and pull at (something) with the fingers.

Pick

To break up, separate, or detach by means of a sharp pointed instrument.

Pick

To pierce or make (a hole) with a sharp pointed instrument.

Pick

To take up (food) with the beak; peck
The parrot picked its seed.

Pick

To steal the contents of
My pocket was picked.

Pick

To open (a lock) without the use of a key.

Pick

To provoke
Pick a fight.

Pick

To pluck (an instrument's strings).

Pick

To play (an instrument) by plucking its strings.

Pick

To play (a tune) in this manner
Picked a melody out on the guitar.

Pick

To decide with care or forethought.

Pick

To work with a pick.

Pick

To find fault or make petty criticisms; carp
He's always picking about something.

Pick

To be harvested or gathered
The ripe apples picked easily.

Pick

To throw (a shuttle) across a loom.

Pick

The act of picking, especially with a sharp pointed instrument.

Pick

The act of selecting or choosing; choice
Got first pick of the desserts.

Pick

Something selected as the most desirable; the best or choicest part
The pick of the crop.

Pick

The amount or quantity of a crop that is picked by hand.

Pick

(Sports) An interception of a pass.

Pick

(Basketball) A screen.

Pick

A tool for breaking hard surfaces, consisting of a curved bar sharpened at both ends and fitted to a long handle.

Pick

Something, such as an ice pick, toothpick, or picklock, used for picking.

Pick

A long-toothed comb, usually designed for use on curly hair.

Pick

A pointed projection on the front of the blade of a figure skate.

Pick

(Music) A plectrum.

Pick

A weft thread in weaving.

Pick

A passage or throw of the shuttle in a loom.

Pick

A tool used for digging; a pickaxe.

Pick

A tool for unlocking a lock without the original key; a lock pick, picklock.

Pick

A comb with long widely spaced teeth, for use with tightly curled hair.

Pick

A choice; ability to choose.

Pick

That which would be picked or chosen first; the best.

Pick

(music) A tool used for strumming the strings of a guitar; a plectrum.

Pick

An anchor.

Pick

(basketball) A screen.

Pick

(lacrosse) An offensive tactic in which a player stands so as to block a defender from reaching a teammate.

Pick

(American football) An interception.

Pick

(baseball) A good defensive play by an infielder.

Pick

(baseball) A pickoff.

Pick

A pointed hammer used for dressing millstones.

Pick

(obsolete) A pike or spike; the sharp point fixed in the center of a buckler.

Pick

A particle of ink or paper embedded in the hollow of a letter, filling up its face, and causing a spot on a printed sheet.

Pick

That which is picked in, as with a pointed pencil, to correct an unevenness in a picture.

Pick

(weaving) The blow that drives the shuttle, used in calculating the speed of a loom (in picks per minute); hence, in describing the fineness of a fabric, a weft thread.
So many picks to an inch

Pick

(AU) Pasture; feed, for animals.

Pick

To grasp and pull with the fingers or fingernails.
Don't pick at that scab.
He picked his nose.

Pick

To harvest a fruit or vegetable for consumption by removing it from the plant to which it is attached; to harvest an entire plant by removing it from the ground.
It's time to pick the tomatoes.

Pick

To pull apart or away, especially with the fingers; to pluck.
She picked flowers in the meadow.
To pick feathers from a fowl

Pick

To take up; especially, to gather from here and there; to collect; to bring together.
To pick rags

Pick

To remove something from somewhere with a pointed instrument, with the fingers, or with the teeth.
To pick the teeth; to pick a bone; to pick a goose; to pick a pocket

Pick

To decide upon, from a set of options; to select.
I'll pick the one with the nicest name.

Pick

(transitive) To seek (a fight or quarrel) where the opportunity arises.

Pick

(cricket) To recognise the type of ball being bowled by a bowler by studying the position of the hand and arm as the ball is released.
He didn't pick the googly, and was bowled.

Pick

(music) To pluck the individual strings of a musical instrument or to play such an instrument.
He picked a tune on his banjo.

Pick

To open (a lock) with a wire, lock pick, etc.

Pick

To eat slowly, sparingly, or by morsels; to nibble.

Pick

To do anything fastidiously or carefully, or by attending to small things; to select something with care.
I gingerly picked my way between the thorny shrubs.

Pick

To steal; to pilfer.

Pick

(obsolete) To throw; to pitch.

Pick

(dated) To peck at, as a bird with its beak; to strike at with anything pointed; to act upon with a pointed instrument; to pierce; to prick, as with a pin.

Pick

(ambitransitive) To separate or open by means of a sharp point or points.
To pick matted wool, cotton, oakum, etc.

Pick

(basketball) To screen.

Pick

To intercept a pass from the offense as a defensive player.
The pass was almost picked, but the tight end was able to hold on.

Pick

To throw; to pitch.
As high as I could pick my lance.

Pick

To peck at, as a bird with its beak; to strike at with anything pointed; to act upon with a pointed instrument; to pierce; to prick, as with a pin.

Pick

To separate or open by means of a sharp point or points; as, to pick matted wool, cotton, oakum, etc.

Pick

To open (a lock) as by a wire.

Pick

To pull apart or away, especially with the fingers; to pluck; to gather, as fruit from a tree, flowers from the stalk, feathers from a fowl, etc.

Pick

To remove something from with a pointed instrument, with the fingers, or with the teeth; as, to pick the teeth; to pick a bone; to pick a goose; to pick a pocket.
Did you pick Master Slender's purse?
He picks clean teeth, and, busy as he seemsWith an old tavern quill, is hungry yet.

Pick

To choose; to select; to separate as choice or desirable; to cull; as, to pick one's company; to pick one's way; - often with out.

Pick

To take up; esp., to gather from here and there; to collect; to bring together; as, to pick rags; - often with up; as, to pick up a ball or stones; to pick up information.

Pick

To trim.

Pick

To eat slowly, sparingly, or by morsels; to nibble.
Why stand'st thou picking? Is thy palate sore?

Pick

To do anything nicely or carefully, or by attending to small things; to select something with care.

Pick

To steal; to pilfer.

Pick

A sharp-pointed tool for picking; - often used in composition; as, a toothpick; a picklock.

Pick

A heavy iron tool, curved and sometimes pointed at both ends, wielded by means of a wooden handle inserted in the middle, - used for digging ino the ground by quarrymen, roadmakers, etc.; also, a pointed hammer used for dressing millstones.

Pick

A pike or spike; the sharp point fixed in the center of a buckler.

Pick

Choice; right of selection; as, to have one's pick; in cat breeding, the owner of a stud gets the pick of the litter.
France and Russia have the pick of our stables.

Pick

That which would be picked or chosen first; the best; as, the pick of the flock.

Pick

A particle of ink or paper imbedded in the hollow of a letter, filling up its face, and occasioning a spot on a printed sheet.

Pick

That which is picked in, as with a pointed pencil, to correct an unevenness in a picture.

Pick

The blow which drives the shuttle, - the rate of speed of a loom being reckoned as so many picks per minute;

Pick

The person or thing chosen or selected;
He was my pick for mayor

Pick

The quantity of a crop that is harvested;
He sent the first picking of berries to the market
It was the biggest peach pick in years

Pick

The best people or things in a group;
The cream of England's young men were killed in the Great War

Pick

The yarn woven across the warp yarn in weaving

Pick

A small thin device (of metal or plastic or ivory) used to pluck a stringed instrument

Pick

A thin sharp implement used for picking;
He used a pick to clean dirt out of the cracks

Pick

A heavy iron tool with a wooden handle and a curved head that is pointed on both ends;
They used picks and sledges to break the rocks

Pick

A basketball maneuver; obstructing an opponent with one's body;
He was called for setting an illegal pick

Pick

The act of choosing or selecting;
Your choice of colors was unfortunate
You can take your pick

Pick

Select carefully from a group;
She finally picked her successor
He picked his way carefully

Pick

Look for and gather;
Pick mushrooms
Pick flowers

Pick

Harass with constant criticism;
Don't always pick on your little brother

Pick

Provoke;
Pick a fight or a quarrel

Pick

Remove in small bits;
Pick meat from a bone

Pick

Remove unwanted substances from, such as feathers or pits;
Clean the turkey

Pick

Pilfer or rob;
Pick pockets

Pick

Pay for something;
Pick up the tab
Pick up the burden of high-interest mortgages
Foot the bill

Pick

Pull lightly but sharply with a plucking motion;
He plucked the strings of his mandolin

Pick

Attack with or as if with a pickaxe of ice or rocky ground, for example;
Pick open the ice

Pick

Hit lightly with a picking motion

Pick

Eat intermittently; take small bites of;
He pieced at the sandwich all morning
She never eats a full meal--she just nibbles

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