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pick up

phrasal verb with pick
 
 
/pɪk/ verb [T]
SITUATION If a business or social situation picks up, it improves: Business is really starting to pick up now.Becoming betterMaking things betterMaking progress and advancing
WIND If the wind picks up, it becomes stronger.Wind and windsStormy weather
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