pick sb/sth up
— phrasal verb with pick uk /pɪk/ us /pɪk/ verb
- Keep your fingers away from the crab's claws when you pick it up.
- I can't pick the kettle up - the handle's too hot.
- Could you pick the phone up for me - my hands are wet.
- The child reached down and picked up the kitten.
- He picked up the baby and gently rocked her to sleep.
A2 to collect, or to go and get, someone or something:
- Could you pick up my suit from the cleaner's for me, please?
- I'll come and pick you up in the car if you like.
- Drop by and pick up that book sometime.
- I'll come back and pick you up in half an hour.
- You can pay now or when you come back to pick up the paint.
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