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pick something up

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pick something up

verb phrase

To notice; discover; learn: Did you pick that wink up?/ He picked up pitching in no time (1857+)

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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  • Another time, he was seen to advance in the midst of firing, stoop, and pick something up.

    Robert E. Lee Ruth Hill
  • Then he uttered a sharp cry and rushed forward to pick something up.

    Dave Porter in the Far North

    Edward Stratemeyer

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