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British pronunciation/pˈɪk ˈʌp/
American pronunciation/pˈɪk ˈʌp/
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to take and lift something or someone up

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to let a person waiting by a road or street to get inside one's vehicle and give them a ride

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to experience a positive rise in something

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to retrieve an item from a location where it was left

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to take on a role of authority or leadership

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to learn about something, typically without intending to

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to arrest someone

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(of a color) to enhance or complement another color by being of a similar shade

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to purchase something

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to boost someone's spirits

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to recover one's strength, often after a period of fatigue

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to approach someone, often with a romantic or sexual intent

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to notice something, such as a sense, sign, etc.

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to acquire a new skill or language through practice and application rather than formal instruction

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(of the wind or other natural forces) to increase in strength or intensity

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to receive or detect a signal or transmission from a radio station or other broadcasting device

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to resume something, a story, activity, or relationship

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to catch an infectious disease or illness from someone or something

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to increase in speed or pace suddenly or gradually

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to stand up again after falling

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to restore order or cleanliness to a space or object that has become disorganized or messy

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to answer a ringing phone

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The police officer picks up the evidence with a gloved hand.
The kids have to pick up their toys before bedtime.
She picked up the newspaper from the porch in the morning.
The janitor quickly picked up the spilled popcorn at the cinema.
The authorities picked up the suspect near the border.
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