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|present participle||picking up|
|past tense||picked up|
|past participle||picked up|
He picked the phone up and dialled.
She rushed to pick up the baby as soon as it started to cry.
Will you pick me up after the party?
I’ll pick up my luggage in the morning.
We picked up a hitchhiker on the way.
He was picked up in the early hours of Thursday morning.
The dogs must have picked up his scent.
We’ll pick up this conversation when I come back.
He seems to think that we can get back together and just pick up where we left off.
They won’t let him out of hospital until his health has picked up quite a lot.
I don’t think this thing can pick up foreign stations.
She went home with some man she picked up in a bar.
He walked out on his family, leaving his wife to pick up the pieces.
After the death of a partner, it can be difficult to pick up the threads of your life.
This is the British English definition of pick up. View American English definition of pick up.