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|present participle||picking up|
|past tense||picked up|
|past participle||picked up|
He picked the phone up as soon as it rang.
She rushed to pick up the baby as soon as it started to cry.
Will you pick me up after the party?
I need to pick up my luggage before leaving.
We picked up a hitchhiker on the way.
She picked up a few German phrases while staying in Berlin.
I don’t think this thing can pick up foreign stations.
She went home with some man she picked up at a bar.
We’ll pick up this conversation later.
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 the hospital until his health has picked up.
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 American English definition of pick up. View British English definition of pick up.