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To go somewhere and get something or someone

get

verb

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

collect

verb

to go and get a person or thing

fetch

verb

to go and get something

fetch

verb

to go to find something and carry it back with you

fetch

verb

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

creep

used with other nouns to describe the unexpected and often unwanted effects of a particular situation or trend

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a woman in middle age who has to juggle caring for teenage children and ageing parents with a career

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