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pick someone up

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pick someone up

verb phrase

  1. To arrest someone: The cops picked up six muggers and hauled their asses in (1871+)
  2. To make someone's acquaintance boldly, esp in a bar, on the street, etc, for sexual purposes: She lets the soldiers pick her up (1698+)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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