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pick up

pick up

 
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pick
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part of speech: phrase
definition 1: to take up by hand.
He dropped his wallet and I picked it up for him.She picks up the baby every time he cries.
synonyms:
lift, raise
antonyms:
put down
similar words:
heave, heft, hoist
definition 2: to make (a living space) neat by putting objects in order.
You'd better pick up the living room before the guests arrive.
similar words:
clean, tidy up
definition 3: to acquire or learn.
He picked up a lot of Spanish when he was traveling in South America.She quickly picked up an understanding of how the computer works.
synonyms:
learn, master
similar words:
grasp, obtain, understand
definition 4: to begin again after an interruption.
Let's pick up where we ended last time.
synonyms:
resume
similar words:
begin, recommence, renew, start
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