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English definition of “pick sb/sth up”

pick sb/sth up

(COLLECT) phrasal verb with pick     /pɪk/ verb
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.Transferring and transporting objectsMeeting peopleOfficial meetings
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