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pick up something

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

to ​obtain or ​receive something: While you’re in ​town, would you pick up a ​book for me? Can you pick up the ​Yankeesgame up here (= ​receivebroadcasts of it)? She picked up her ​soccerskills from her ​olderbrother (= ​learned them ​informally). Gwen picked up a ​cold on her ​trip (= ​started to ​suffer from it).

pick up (something)

phrasal verb with pick  us   /pɪk/ verb [T]
  • (START AGAIN)

to ​start again after an ​interruption: The ​author picks up the ​theme again on ​page ten. In tomorrow's ​class we’ll pick up where we ​left off.
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