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pick sb/sth up

phrasal verb with pick uk   us   /pɪk/ verb

(LIFT)

A2 to lift someone or something using your hands: If she starts to cry, pick her up and give her a cuddle. I picked up the kids' clothes that were lying on the floor. I went to pick up the phone/receiver, but it had stopped ringing.
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(COLLECT)

A2 to collect, or to go and get, someone or something: When you're in town could you pick up the books I ordered? Whose turn is it to pick the children up after school? The crew of the sinking tanker were picked up (= saved from the sea) by helicopter.
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Translations of “pick sb/sth up”
in Chinese (Traditional) 舉起, 抱起, 提起…
in Chinese (Simplified) 举起, 抱起, 提起…
(Definition of pick sb/sth up from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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