Pick and Set (Phrasal verbs)

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Phrasal verb PICK

PICK OUT – to choose sb/sth carefully from a group of people or things; SYN select

PICK UP – to get better, stronger

PICK ON – to treat somebody unfairly by blaming, criticizing or punishing them.

PICK OFF – to aim carefully at a person, an animal or an aircraft, especially one of a group, and then shoot them

PICK UP ON – to return to a point that has already been mentioned or discussed

PICK OUT – to play a tune on a musical instrument slowly without using wrritten music

PICK AT – to eat food slowly, taking small amounts or bites because you are not hungry (to be picky)

PICK UP – to collect somebody who is waiting for you

PICK OFF – to remove sth from sth such as a tree, a plant, etc.

PICK OUT – to recognize sb/sth among other people or things

PICK OVER – to examine a group of things carefully, especially to choose the ones you want

PICK UP – to take hold of sb/sth and lift them / it up

PICK AT – to pull orr touch sth several times

PICK THROUGH – to examine a group of things carefully, especially to choose the ones you want

PICK UP – to get information or a skill by chance rather than by making a deliberate effort; to learn

PICK UP:

(informal, often di

isapproving) to start talking to sb you do not know because you want to have a sexual relationship with them

to answer a phone

to receive an electronic signal, sound or picture

to get an illness

to arrest somebody

to notice sth that is not easy to notice, such as a slight smell or a sign of something

(informal) to start again; to continue.

Phrasal verb SET

SET BACK – to delay the progress of sth/sb by a particular time

SET OFF – to make a bomb explode

SET OUT – to arrange or display things

SET UP – to build

SET A. . .

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