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03 / 05 / 2007

TO PICK UP (3): meaning and examples

Good morning.

On Monday we saw that the verb, to pick up could mean to lift something or someone up from a surface, for example a telephone (levantar). It can also be used to mean to go and get someone or something that is in a place (recoger).

Example 1:
I'm going to be late to the meeting because I have to pick up my son after school. I'll get there as soon as I can.

Example 2:
Janet: I'm looking forward to seeing you tonight.
Jack: Me too. I'll pick you up at eight o'clock sharp. Be sure to dress formally. We're going to a very nice restaurant.

Example 3:
José Luis: Honey! Can you pick up my shirts from the drycleaners? I won't have time today. I have a meeting with Mariano.
Sonsoles: No problem sweetie. I'll pick them up after lunch. 

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