Definition Pick up

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Definition

to pick up: to lift, to raise (something or someone); to answer (the telephone); to acquire or obtain
verb
To pick up has several different meanings:

Pick up the telephone! Answer the phone!
Pick up your clothes from the floor.
Philip picked up three girls at the bar last night. In this case to pick up means to meet and possibly more!
He picked up the check. He paid the bill.

to pick (someone) up (from the airport): to collect (someone from the airport) and drive them home
verb
Can you pick the kids up from school?

to pick up (something at the store): to buy, to purchase (something at the shop)
idiom

to pick (someone) up (in a bar): to flirt with and seduce (someone in a bar)
verb

Examples

  • "I'm sure you'll find the job as gratifying as I found picking up your soiled tissues and discarded chocolate wrappers for the past decade as your special assistant."
  • "(Philip ends the call and picks up the phone again)"
  • "learn about the culture in this peaceful land and better pick up women if the"
  • "If you pick up the paperclips off the floor, I'll help you sort these letters back into two piles."
  • "She's so awful that just the sight of her makes people scream. When I pick her up, people run out of the room. In my hands, this instrument can do more damage than a bazooka!"
  • "Frank (Dispatcher) : "Pick-me-up" cabs, this is Frank."
  • "I need you this afternoon to run some errands, pick up my dry cleaning, and I have this weird rash that I need you to look at."
  • "Subject: Insane Person in hospital - Please pick up!"
  • "Besides, you said you would never pick up a tambourine again."
  • "I'm gonna pick you up, turn you on, keep you clean."

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