pick up (1)

This page is about the phrasal verb 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

a. it's too cold

b. it's too light

c. it's too heavy

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Contributor: Matt Errey