Predicate: pick

Roleset id: pick.01 , select from a group, plucking, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

pick.01: PICK-V NOTES: Frames file for 'pick' based on sentences in financial subcorpus. Verbnet class get-13.5.1, other framed membersinclude buy, call, catch, earn, find, gain, get, hire, order, pull,reach, win. Comparison with 'get'. (from pick.01-v) PICKING-N NOTES: Added by Julia based on BOLT-5, pick-v.01.Corresponds to VNcls get-13.5.1. (from picking.01-n)

Aliases:

AliasFrameNetVerbNet
pick (v.)
picking (n.)

Roles:

        Arg0-PAG: picker (vnrole: 13.5.1-agent)
        Arg1-PPT: thing picked (vnrole: 13.5.1-theme)
        Arg2-DIR: group or source (vnrole: 13.5.1-source)
        Arg3-GOL: benefactive (vnrole: 13.5.1-beneficiary)

Example: boring transitive

        Since the value of its assets wasn't known, analysts-1 were free *trace*-1 to pick a number.

        Arg0: *trace*
        Rel: pick
        Arg1: a number

Example: benefactive, sorta

        The 486 is the descendant of a long series of Intel chips that began dominating the market ever since IBM picked the 16-bit 8088chip for its first personal computer.

        Arg0: IBM
        Rel: picked
        Arg1: the 16-bit 8088 chip
        Arg3: for its first personal computer

Example: with group

        John picked a mismatched pair of socks from the pile on his floor.

        Arg0: John
        Rel: picked
        Arg1: a mismatched pair of socks
        Arg2: from the pile on his floor

Example: special case: pick apples (or crops in general)

        person: ns,  tense: present,  aspect: perfect,  voice: active,  form: full

        Mr. Auvil, razor sharp at 83, has picked and packed a zillion pecks of apples over the past 65 years.

        Arg0: Mr. Auvil, razor sharp at 83
        Rel: picked
        Arg1: a zillion pecks of apples
        Argm-tmp: over the past 65 years

Example: args 0 ,1

        person: ns,  tense: ns,  aspect: ns,  voice: ns,  form: ns

        CBC Tells Obama They Are ?Disappointed? In His Picking A Mostly White Cabinet.

        Arg0: his
        Rel: picking
        Arg1: a mostly white cabinet

Roleset id: pick.09 , work at with long slender instrument, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

pick.09: PICK_ON-V NOTES: (from pick.09-v)

Aliases:

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pick_on (v.)

Roles:

        Arg0-PAG: picker
        Arg1-PPT: thing picked (at)

Example: Idiom: pick brains

        person: ns,  tense: ns,  aspect: ns,  voice: ns,  form: ns

        [Everyone]-1 wants *PRO*-1 to pick Jon 's brain on this year's American Idol .

        Arg0: *PRO*-1
        Rel: pick
        Arg1: Jon's brain
        Argm-loc: on this year's American Idol

Example: you can pick your friends...

        person: ns,  tense: present,  aspect: progressive,  voice: active,  form: participle

        When we go there, it's quite different from these Hollywood places where the sandwiches are spread out on the table and thepeople are picking their noses.''

        Arg0: the people
        Rel: picking
        Arg1: their noses

Roleset id: pick.10 , pick at, take small pieces out of, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

pick.10: PICK-V NOTES: Roleset based on instances in Webtext-SEL. VerbNet entry chew-39.2-1. Framed by Claire. (from pick.10-v)

Aliases:

AliasFrameNetVerbNet
pick (v.)

Roles:

        Arg0-PAG: Agent, picker (vnrole: 39.2-1-agent)
        Arg1-PPT: Patient, thing picked at (vnrole: 39.2-1-patient)

Example: Connative alternation

        person: ns,  tense: ns,  aspect: ns,  voice: ns,  form: ns

        She picked at her pasta lifelessly as her sister droned on and on about new hair clients that were coming to the house.

        Arg0: She
        Rel: picked
        Arg1: at her pasta
        Argm-mnr: lifelessly
        Argm-tmp: as her sister droned on and on about her new hair clients...

Example: pick at

        person: ns,  tense: past,  aspect: ns,  voice: active,  form: full

        Red tractors gingerly picked at the rubble while jackhammers tried to break up some of the massive slabs of concrete.

        Arg0: Red tractors
        Argm-mnr: gingerly
        Rel: picked
        Arg1: at the rubble
        Argm-tmp: while jackhammers tried to break up some of the massive slabs of concrete


Predicate: pick_on

Roleset id: pick_on.02 , pick on: bully, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

pick_on.02: PICK_ON-V NOTES: WSJ doesn't seem to show this construction. (from pick.02-v)

Aliases:

AliasFrameNetVerbNet
pick_on (v.)

Roles:

        Arg0-PAG: bully
        Arg1-PPT: bullied

Example: straightforward

        Mary picks on John relentlessly.

        Arg0: Mary
        Rel: [picks] [on]
        Arg1: John
        Argm-mnr: relentlessly


Predicate: pick_out

Roleset id: pick_out.03 , select from a group, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

pick_out.03: PICK_OUT-V NOTES: otherwise identical to "pick" above (from pick.03-v predicate notes)

Aliases:

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pick_out (v.)

Roles:

        Arg0-PAG: picker
        Arg1-PPT: thing picked
        Arg2-DIR: group or source

Example: made up

        John picked out a bunch of flowers from the pile in the dumpster.

        Arg0: John
        Rel: [picked] [out]
        Arg1: a bunch of flowers
        Arg2: from the pile in the dumpster


Predicate: pick_up

Roleset id: pick_up.04 , pick up: acquire, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

pick_up.04: PICK_UP-V NOTES: (from pick.04-v)

Aliases:

AliasFrameNetVerbNet
pick_up (v.)

Roles:

        Arg0-PAG: agent, entity acquiring something
        Arg1-PPT: thing acquired
        Arg2-DIR: seller
        Arg3-VSP: price paid
        Arg4-GOL: benefactive

Example: basic transitive

        Thus the band-wagon psychology of recent days picks up new impetus.

        Argm-dis: Thus
        Arg0: the band-wagon psychology of recent days
        Rel: [ picks] [ up]
        Arg1: new impetus

Example: with price

        There, on one of his first shopping trips, Mr. Paul picked up several paintings at stunning prices.

        Argm-loc: There
        Argm-tmp: on one of his first shopping trips
        Arg0: Mr. Paul
        Rel: [ picked] [ up]
        Arg1: several paintings
        Arg3: at stunning prices

Example: pushing the metaphor

        When the announcement came out, ``I picked up the phone and said, `Why don't you come to us?''' Mr. Spielvogel said.

        Arg0: I
        Rel: [ picked] [ up]
        Arg1: the phone

Example: other args

        John picked up a box of chocolates from the grocer for Mary.

        Arg0: John
        Rel: [picked] [up]
        Arg1: a box of chocolates
        Arg2: from the grocer
        Arg4: for Mary

Roleset id: pick_up.05 , pick up: increase, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

pick_up.05: PICK_UP-V NOTES: Actually, I doubt this will show start/end points. (from pick.05-v)

Aliases:

AliasFrameNetVerbNet
pick_up (v.)

Roles:

        Arg1-PPT: thing increasing
        Arg2-EXT: amount increased by, EXT or MNR
        Arg3-DIR: start point
        Arg4-GOL: end point

Example: basic

        If sales don't pick up, the cuts will go deeper and incentives will sprout again.

        Arg1: sales
        Argm-neg: n't
        Rel: [ pick] [ up]

Roleset id: pick_up.06 , pick up: resume, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

pick_up.06: PICK_UP-V NOTES: (from pick.06-v)

Aliases:

AliasFrameNetVerbNet
pick_up (v.)

Roles:

        Arg0-PAG: agent of resuming
        Arg1-PPT: thing resuming or continuing

Example: person as event

        person: ns,  tense: past,  aspect: ns,  voice: active,  form: full

        Skipping personal pleasantries, Mr. Lee picked up exactly where he left off several months earlier -- before the governmentcrackdown in China -- when he had warned that the orthodoxleadership in Beijing feared a plurality of views.

        Argm-adv: Skipping personal pleasantries
        Arg0: Mr. Lee
        Rel: [picked] [up]
        Argm-loc: exactly where he left off several months earlier -- before the government crackdown in China -- when he had warnedthat the orthodox leadership in Beijing feared a plurality of views

Roleset id: pick_up.11 , discover, spot, find, notice, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

pick_up.11: PICK_UP-V NOTES: compare to discover.01 (from pick.11-v)

Aliases:

AliasFrameNetVerbNet
pick_up (v.)

Roles:

        Arg0-PAG: finder (vnrole: 84-1-agent, 30.2-experiencer)
        Arg1-PPT: thing found, discovery (vnrole: 84-1-theme, 30.2-stimulus)

Example: Medical procedure as Arg0

        person: ns,  tense: ns,  aspect: ns,  voice: ns,  form: ns

        Routine mammogram picked up mass in right breast.

        Arg0: Routine mammogram
        Rel: picked up
        Arg1: mass in right breast


Predicate: pick_away

Roleset id: pick_away.07 , remove small pieces from, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

pick_away.07: PICK_ON-V NOTES: (from pick.07-v)

Aliases:

AliasFrameNetVerbNet
pick_away (v.)

Roles:

        Arg0-PAG: remover, picker, agent
        Arg1-PPT: thing picked away at

Example: with redundant particle

        person: ns,  tense: ns,  aspect: progressive,  voice: active,  form: participle

        Desperate, he has called in the Libyans to help fight the rebels of the Somali National Movement in the north, which is onlyone of several groups picking away at the regime in the capital ofMogadishu.

        Arg0: several small groups
        Rel: [picking] [away]
        Arg1: at the regime in the capital of Mogadishu


Predicate: pick_off

Roleset id: pick_off.08 , pick off: remove pieces, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

pick_off.08: PICK_OFF-V NOTES: (from pick.08-v)

Aliases:

AliasFrameNetVerbNet
pick_off (v.)

Roles:

        Arg0-PAG: remover, agent
        Arg1-PPT: pieces
        Arg2-DIR: source

Example: no source

        person: ns,  tense: ns,  aspect: ns,  voice: ns,  form: gerund

        But Saatchi's troubles have only whipped up interest among outsiders-1 interested [*]-1 in [*]-1 picking off pieces of its adbusinesses.

        Arg0: [*]
        Rel: [picking] [off]
        Arg1: pieces of its ad businesses

Roleset id: pick_off.12 , pick_off: target and eliminate from a distance, like a sniper, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

pick_off.12: PICK_OFF-V NOTES: (from pick.12-v)

Aliases:

AliasFrameNetVerbNet
pick_off (v.)

Roles:

        Arg0-PAG: sniper
        Arg1-PPT: target

Example: Both args, with CAU

        person: ns,  tense: ns,  aspect: ns,  voice: ns,  form: ns

        Who knows .. maybe they 'll send a drone *PRO* to pick you off for not getting your " flu shot " ..

        Arg0: *PRO*
        Rel: [pick] [off]
        Arg1: you
        Argm-cau: for not getting your "flu shot" ...

Example: With DIR

        person: ns,  tense: ns,  aspect: ns,  voice: ns,  form: ns

        A sharpshooter named Rockholt picked him off from 300 yards.

        Arg0: A sharpshooter named Rockholt
        Rel: [picked] [off]
        Arg1: him
        Argm-dir: from 300 yards