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English definition of “pick sth up”

pick sth up

(NOTICE) phrasal verb with pick     /pɪk/ verb
to notice and react to something: Police dogs picked up the scent of the two men from clothes they had left behind.Using the eyesEyesight, glasses and lensesThe eye and surrounding areaPerceptive
(Definition of pick sth up (NOTICE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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