pick someone up


pick someone up
informal
1)

he was picked up by the police

Syn:
arrest, apprehend, detain, take into custody, seize; informal nab, run in; Brit.; informal nick
2)

he picked her up in a club

Syn:
meet; informal get off with, pull, cop off with

Synonyms and antonyms dictionary. 2014.

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