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    #1

    What does it mean?

    Hello, everybody!!!

    In this phrase "young women sitting around in bars waiting to be picked up".


    In this context "picked up" means what? If is it possible I would like a synonym for that


    Thank you all for helping me!!!

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    #2

    Re: What does it mean?

    To find a man to spend the night with.

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    #3

    Re: What does it mean?

    More loosely, many people (particularly women) use the phrase to mean merely being approached socially with an attempt to get to know the woman.
    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    To find a man to spend the night with.

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    #4

    Re: What does it mean?

    NOT A TEACHER

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    To find a man to spend the night with.
    Didn't you mean woman?

    Quote Originally Posted by konungursvia View Post
    More loosely, many people (particularly women) use the phrase to mean merely being approached socially with an attempt to get to know the woman.
    I agree with this. A succesful "pick up" doesn't have to necessarily result in ending up in bed with that person. It can also refer to just getting a phone number of that particular person.

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    #5

    Re: What does it mean?

    Well, If I want to change "picked up" in this context to another verb what verb would be? "flirt(ed) with"?

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    Re: What does it mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chicken Sandwich View Post
    Didn't you mean woman?
    It depends on the sexual orientation of the person concerned, and on the type of activity they wish to engage in with the person who picks them up. Whether it's for a casual drink, a pleasant evening chatting/ drinking, dining or and/or dancing, or a full-scale orgy, most heterosexual pople prefer to be 'picked up' by a person of the opposite sex, and homosexual people by a person of the same sex; bisexual people aren't bothered.

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    Re: What does it mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by guliver View Post
    Well, If I want to change "picked up" in this context to another verb what verb would be? "flirt(ed) with"?
    No.

    You may flirt with someone if you are trying to pick them up or be picked up by them, but you may not.

    Equally, you may flirt with someone when neither of you has any intention of following up the flirting with anything.

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    Re: What does it mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    It depends on the sexual orientation of the person concerned, and on the type of activity they wish to engage in with the person who picks them up. Whether it's for a casual drink, a pleasant evening chatting/ drinking, dining or and/or dancing, or a full-scale orgy, most heterosexual pople prefer to be 'picked up' by a person of the opposite sex, and homosexual people by a person of the same sex; bisexual people aren't bothered.
    Sorry, I misread the original message, which said that young woman are waiting to be picked up (passive form).

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    Re: What does it mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    No.

    You may flirt with someone if you are trying to pick them up or be picked up by them, but you may not.

    Equally, you may flirt with someone when neither of you has any intention of following up the flirting with anything.
    So, "to be picked up" in a general idea means "just a chat with someone"

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    Re: What does it mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by guliver View Post
    So, "to be picked up" in a general idea means "just a chat with someone"
    Not necessarily. Have you read the earlier posts?

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