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pick up (1)

Meaning: If you pick up something, you take hold of it and lift it up.

Synonym: lift

For example:

  • pick up sb/sth If you pick up the computer, be careful and make sure you don't drop it.

  • pick sb/sth up I used to pick my daughter up and carry her around on my shoulders, but she's getting too big for that now.

Nouns often used as objects with
pick up (1): box, bag, case, pen, phone, cup

Quick Quiz:

I can't pick up the refrigerator because
  1. it's too cold
  2. it's too light
  3. it's too heavy

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