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To go somewhere and get something or someone



to go and bring something back from somewhere else

pick up

to go and meet someone or something that you have arranged to take somewhere in a vehicle

call for

to go somewhere and get someone or something in order to take them to another place

go for

to go somewhere in order to get someone or something



to go and get a person or thing



to go and get something



to go to find something and carry it back with you



to go to where someone is and bring them back with you because you need their help

food rave

a very large party where people eat, sell or share many different types of food, usually held outside or in a large public building

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dirty and sometimes untidy or smelling bad

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dead white (European) male

a man … whose achievements may have been overestimated because he belonged to the gender and ethnic group … that was dominant at the time

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