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pick up

pick up

 
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pick
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part of speech: phrase
definition 1: to lift up by hand.
The nurse picked up the baby when he began to cry.
synonyms:
lift, raise
similar words:
heave, hoist
definition 2: to make neat by putting objects in order.
I picked up my room, which was an awful mess.
similar words:
clean, tidy up
definition 3: to learn or master.
The student from France picked up English quickly.
synonyms:
learn, master
similar words:
grasp, obtain, understand
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