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English definition of “pick sth up”

pick sth up

phrasal verb with pick
 
 
/pɪk/ verb [T]
to buy something, usually cheaply: We picked up a bargain on the housing market during the recession.
pick up the bill/tab (US pick up the check) informal to pay for what has been bought, especially a meal in a restaurant: The airline picked up the bill for the night spent at the hotel.
(Definition of pick sth up from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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