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pick up

phrasal verb with pick  us   /pɪk/ verb [T]
  • (IMPROVE/INCREASE)

to ​improve an ​activity or ​increase an ​amount: Retailers are ​starting to ​seesales pick up again. The ​truck picked up ​speedslowly.
(Definition of pick up from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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pick up

phrasal verb with pick uk   us   /pɪk/ verb [T]
to ​improve: When businesspicks up he'll probably ​offerpermanentjobs to the most ​valuedemployees.
(Definition of pick up from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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