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pick sth up

phrasal verb with pick uk   /pɪk/ us   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.
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