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He picked the phone up and dialled.
She rushed to pick up the baby as soon as it started to cry.
I’ve already asked them to pick their toys up.
I am constantly picking up the things the children leave lying around.
Pick up a leaflet from your doctor’s.
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.
She picked up a few German phrases while staying in Berlin.
Most tourists are worried that they’ll pick up a nasty stomach bug.
a market where you can pick up some amazing bargains
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.
the huge salaries that footballers pick up these days
The film is tipped to pick up at least three Oscars.
Her father picks up the tab for her expensive lifestyle.
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.