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    Pick up girls

    Hi guys,

    I read this sentence: "He went around and picked up a half-drunk woman at a bar"

    "picked up a half-drunk woman" means He got this half-drunk woman (he made it!) - started a sexual or romantic relationship with this woman, even he doesn't know her before!

    Am I right?


    Thank you all for helping me!

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    Re: Pick up girls

    Quote Originally Posted by guliver View Post
    Hi guys,

    I read this sentence: "He went around and picked up a half-drunk woman at a bar"

    "picked up a half-drunk woman" means He got this half-drunk woman (he made it!) - started a sexual or romantic relationship with this woman, even he doesn't know her before!

    Am I right?


    Thank you all for helping me!
    Yes, you are right. From the context, I would guess it was a fleeting sexual encounter, not a longer romantic relationship, but maybe I am just cynical.

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    #3

    Re: Pick up girls

    hahaha, thanks Munch!!!!

    And pick up a girl has the same meaning when I say:

    "How to PICK UP a girl" = how to get a girl?

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    #4

    Re: Pick up girls

    Yes, though get doesn't only imply a one-night stand or brief fling- it could be longer term too.

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    Re: Pick up girls

    Thanks Tdol!

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