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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. The more common way of saying this is “to pick up” something or someone



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

property porn

a type of television programme, magazine article, etc which shows off desirable homes …

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a plan or course of action that is not possible to achieve

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flat design

a type of design used on the web which excludes features which give a three-dimensional effect … and uses simple styles

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