Phrasal Verb: Pick up

Pick up

Meaning: Improve

Example: Sales PICKED UP a bit during the Christmas period.

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Pick up

Meaning: Learn quickly

Example: She PICKED UP Spanish in six months.

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Pick up

Meaning: Collect

Example: While you're in town, can you PICK UP my trousers from the Dry Cleaner?

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Pick up

Meaning: Receive (a broadcast)

Example: When we rent a holiday cottage in Cornwall, we can't PICK UP Channel 5.

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Pick up

Meaning: Collect (a person). This differs from the 'collect a thing' meaning - as that means 'collect and bring back' whereas this means either (i) 'collect and drop off on your way' or (ii) 'collect and bring to the same destination'.

Example: i) Can you PICK me UP and take me to The George when you go to the party? ii) Can you PICK UP some friends of mine on your way to the party? They're going too.

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