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pick up

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1 to acquire complete knowledge, understanding, or skill in

  • he has a knack for picking up a language in a few weeks
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get the hang of

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2 to bring together in one body or place

  • pick up all of your things because we have to be off this beach before dark
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get together

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3 to get possession of (something) by giving money in exchange for

  • could you pick up some milk at the store?
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buy, cop [slang], purchase, take

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4 to gradually increase in

  • the boat was just picking up speed when it was rammed by another boat
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5 to move from a lower to a higher place or position

  • pick up your feet while I vacuum in front of the sofa
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6 to take or keep under oneʼs control by authority of law

  • police picked up the fugitive when she went out to buy food
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apprehend, arrest, bust [slang], collar, nab, nail, nick [British slang], pinch, pull in, restrain, run in, seize

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7 to make a place neat and orderly by removing extraneous stuff

  • I thought you said you had picked up, so why are these things still lying around the rec room?
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clean house, set straight

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8 to begin again or return to after an interruption

  • after the protestors were removed from the auditorium, the speaker picked up his lecture right where he had left off
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9 to make neat

  • the boy's bedroom looked like it hadn't been picked up in quite a while
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