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English definition of “pick up something”

pick up something

verb [T] phrasal verb with pick  /pɪk/ us  

(OBTAIN)

to obtain or receive something: While you’re in town, would you pick up a book for me? Can you pick up the Yankees game up here (= receive broadcasts of it)? She picked up her soccer skills from her older brother (= learned them informally). Gwen picked up a cold on her trip (= started to suffer from it).
(Definition of pick up something phrasal verb, verb from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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