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English definition of “pick sb up”

pick sb up

(POLICE) UK informal phrasal verb with pick     /pɪk/ verb
(of the police) to stop someone and take them to a police station in order to be questioned or arrested: He was picked up by the police for drug dealing. The police picked her up just outside Canterbury.Arresting and charging
(Definition of pick sb up (POLICE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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