Phrasal Verb

A group of words which have a different meaning when used together from the one they would have if you took the meaning of each word separately.

Phrasal Verb:
pick something up

Meaning / Example:

1. to lift up or raise something from a lower place.
> Please help me pick this stuff up off the pavement.

2. to tidy up or clean up a room or some other place.
> Let's pick this room up in a hurry.
> I want you to pick up the entire house.

3. to find, purchase, or acquire something.
> Where did you pick that up?
> I picked up this tool at the hardware store.

4. to learn something.
> I picked up a lot of knowledge about music from my brother.

5. to cause something to go faster, especially music.
> All right, let's pick up the tempo and get it moving faster.
> Okay, get moving. Pick it up!

6. to resume something.
> I'll have to pick up my work where I left off.

7. to receive radio signals; to bring something into view.
> I can just pick it up with a powerful telescope.
> I can hardly pick up a signal. 8. to find a trail or route.

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Phrasal verbs are multi-word verbs that, like single-word verbs, convey action of the body or mind or occurrences. Phrasal verbs consist of a basic verb + another word or words, usually a preposition or adverb. Example: speak (basic verb) + up (preposition)

A compilation of 50 phrasal verbs.
Phrasal Verb