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Pick Up

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Let’s take a look at the phrasal verb ‘pick up’. In this cartoon it has two meanings:

1) Pick up – to lift an object with the hands

'Keep your back straight when you pick the TV up.'

2) Pick up – learn something without effort

'It's possible to pick up enough English in two weeks to get by on your trip to London.'

Other meanings for this phrasal verb are:

 3) Pick up - come and get someone in a car'

'What time are you going to pick me up.'

4) Pick up - try to start a relationship with someone

'Some strange man tried to pick up Lucy in the bar.'

5) Pick up - to grow or increase

'Business is really picking up this month.'