pick up VS get up

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Do they both have the same meaning?

1. You should bring the chop to our company to pick up your goods.
2. Peter threw the umbrella on the floor.
Mary: Peter, you should get it up because it is raining now.
 

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I changed the No.1 sentence as follow,
1. You should bring the invoice and money to there to pick up your gift.

I also did the reversion of No.2 as follow,
2. I passed you a Christmas gift, you can get it up and see what I gave you a special.

Please check...
 

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2. makes no sense.
 

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Are you under the mistaken impression that "get it up" means "open it", purely because of that one example about an umbrella?
 

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How about this...?
Don't get it up! The gift inside has a bomb.

I would use don't touch it or don't pick it up. Also, I would say the gift has a bomb inside/in it.
 

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Are you under the mistaken impression that "get it up" means "open it", purely because of that one example about an umbrella?




Piscean told me that "get it up" = "open it".
Is it any wrong?

Also,can I say as follow,
Mary saw the coin on the floor,she then got it up.
 

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Piscean told me that "get it up" = "open it".
Is it [STRIKE]any[/STRIKE] wrong?

Also, (space after a comma) can I say [STRIKE]as follow,[STRIKE] the following:

Mary saw the coin on the floor. She then [STRIKE]got[/STRIKE] picked it up.

Piscean told you that "got it up" was acceptable only in the sentence about an umbrella! It doesn't mean "put it up" or "pick it up" or any similar phrase in any other context.
 

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How about this...?
Don't pick it up! The gift inside has a bomb.
More natural: Don't pick it up! There's a bomb inside! (In that context, we wouldn't call a bomb a gift.)

Get and pick do not mean the same thing. Are you confused about when to use which? Have you looked up the phrases pick up and get up?
 
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Piscean told you that "got it up" was acceptable only in the sentence about an umbrella! It doesn't mean "put it up" or "pick it up" or any similar phrase in any other context.
In the US, we don't get umbrellas up. We open them.
 

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Jam: That package has a bomb inside.
Sam: Oh my gosh! Call the bomb squad!
 

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Jam: That package has a bomb inside.
Sam: How do you know?
 
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