Pick and Set (Phrasal verbs)

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 ASIDE – to ignore sth such as your feelings or opinions, because other things are important

SET UP – to start a process or series of events SYN SET OFF

SET ASIDE – to save or keep sth for a particular purpose SYN PUT ASIDE

SET OFF – to begin a journey SYN SET OUT

SET APART – to make sb different from or better than others

SET OUT – to leave a place and begin a journey SYN SET OFF

SET ON – to make a person or animal to attack sb suddenly

SET ASIDE – to reject a previous decision made by a court

SET OUT – to begin a job, task with a particular aim

SET OFF – to start a process or series of events SYN SET UP

SET ABOUT &#

#8211; to start doing

SET IN – to begin and seen likely to continue

SET UP – to create sth, to start it e.g. one‘s business

SET OUT – to present ideas, facts, etc. In an organized way, in speech or writing

SET DOWN – to give sth as a rule, principle

 

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