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27 / 04 / 2007

TO PICK UP (1): meaning and examples

Good morning.

Today's word is: Pick up (verb)

This verb is used in a lot of different ways, and is very common in spoken English. For the next few days we are going to look at different uses of this verb (and its noun form).

Today's meaning: to lift something or someone up from a surface.

Example 1:
Please pick up the phone as soon as it rings!

Example 2:
She always rushes to pick up the baby when it starts crying.

This phrasal verb can also mean to put things where they are normally kept (guardar).

Example 3:
I usually have to ask my son to pick up his toys, since he leaves them lying on the floor. 

On Wednesday we will look at another use of this verb. We will pick up where we left off. Remember that there is no Daily Vitamin on Monday or Tuesday.

Have a nice day and a great long weekend.

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