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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theypick up after
he/she/itpicks up after
present participlepicking up after
past tensepicked up after
past participlepicked up after
  1. pick up after someone to make a place clean and tidy, especially after someone else has used it

    I’m fed up at having to pick up after you and your friends.

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to fall over forwards so that your face hits the ground or another surface

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the activity of exploring abandoned buildings and other manmade structures

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