Definition of 'pick up'
Example sentences containing 'pick-up'
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The performance will pick up in the second half. Times, Sunday Times (2013)And then in training we picked up an injury. Times, Sunday Times (2007)We've three games to go and hopefully we can pick up points in all of them. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Trends of 'pick up'
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Translations for 'pick up'
British English: pick up /pɪk ʌp/ VERB
If you pick something up, you lift it upwards from a surface using your fingers.
Ridley picked up the pencil.
- American English: pick up
- Arabic: يَلْتَقِط
- Brazilian Portuguese: apanhar
- Chinese: 捡起
- Croatian: podignuti
- Czech: zvednout rukou
- Danish: samle op
- Dutch: oppakken
- European Spanish: recoger levantar
- Finnish: nostaa ylös
- French: relever
- German: aufheben Gegenstand
- Greek: σηκώνω
- Italian: raccogliere
- Japanese: 持ち上げる
- Korean: 집어 올리다
- Norwegian: plukke opp
- Polish: podnieść
- European Portuguese: apanhar
- Romanian: a culege
- Russian: поднимать
- Spanish: recoger levantar
- Swedish: plocka upp
- Thai: ยกขึ้น
- Turkish: yerden almak
- Ukrainian: підіймати
- Vietnamese: nâng lên
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