What is another word for picking up?

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Coming into possession of
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“Could you pick up some eggs while you're at the supermarket?”
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Picking up or fetching something
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“I need to pick up the kids from school this afternoon.”
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Catching or apprehending someone
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“Law enforcement would pick up the fugitive while he was in a grocery store.”
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Discerning what somebody is saying
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Acquiring complete knowledge or skill in
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“I managed to pick up some Spanish while traveling across South America.”
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To be triggering enthusiasm or eagerness
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Present participle for to lift or raise something by grasping it
“You'll need to pick up these bags and carry them into the guest's room.”
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Present participle for to begin again or continue after a pause or interruption
“Now that we've all had a break, let's pick up where we left off.”
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Present participle for to become better
“We expect sales to pick up during the summer months.”
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Present participle for to increase in strength
“The winds are expected to pick up during the day.”
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Present participle for to gather a (great) quantity of
“On the signal, pick up as many beans as you can in twenty seconds.”
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Present participle for to make neat and orderly
“Tommy, it's time for you to pick up your bedroom again.”
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Present participle for to attract or seduce someone
“He went to a few bars and clubs to try to find someone to pick up.”
Noun
An improvement in the condition, strength, or fortunes of someone or something
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