Today's mini lesson is about the phrasal verb "pick up". Did you know it has lots of different meanings? Here are the top six!
1. To lift somebody or something off the floor.
Your clothes are on the floor! Pick them up!
2. To learn without being taught.
He picked up some French when he went to Paris for his holiday.
3. To catch an illness.
I feel ill. I think I picked up a virus on the plane.
4. To increase or improve.
Her health is picking up.
He picked up speed as he went.
5. To answer the phone.
I've tried calling him but he isn't picking up. Perhaps he's busy.
6. To collect somebody or something.
Would you like me to pick you up at the station?
Do you know any other phrasal verbs with more than one meaning? Comment below.
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