Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Pick"

The meaning of "Pick" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does pick up line mean?
A: A normally bad way to pick up girl.
-I know that milk does a body good, but damn- how much have you been drinking?
-The only thing that would look better on you is me.
-You must be tired cause you been running threw my mind all day.
-I lost my virginity can i have yours?
-Hey baby, I lost my bed can I sleep in yours?
-Stop, you're under arrest! You stole my heart.
Q: What does i pick up on things mean?
A: Kind of like "I sense something"
Or "I feel something"? 눈치를 느끼다라는 표현이에요.

Example:
Person A: You're dating someone, right?
Person B: Yeah, how did you know?!
Person A: I wasn't sure, I just picked up on things quickly. (or" I just picked up on things here and there").
Q: What does pick on sb ~ one's size mean?
A: @diphthong: it means if you're arguing/disagreement with someone you should deal with someone the same size/position equal to yourself. It's a saying to reflect unfairness. A big boy at school shouldn't pick on a smaller/younger kid because he has an advantage. He should deal with people the same size/age as himself.
Q: What does "pick up" in 46 mean?
A: It means to pay here. Like how you would use to pick up the tab which means to pay the bill.
Q: What does pick your battles mean?
A: Don't fight every potential battle. You can't win that way. Choose the most advantageous battles.

Example sentences using "Pick"

Q: Please show me example sentences with pick up on something (thank you in advace :-D ).
A: Her senses were astute; she could pick up on the slightest change.

Did he pick up on anything?
Q: Please show me example sentences with pick up.
A: This phrase can be used in a few different ways. It can be used as a literal action i.e 'pick up the bottle' but it can also be used in the following ways;

Why don't you pick up your phone? (Meaning why don't you answer you phone)

You can pick up the food with you hands. (As explained above)

I'm going to pick up the kids from school. (I am going to collect the kids from school)

Can you pick up some milk on the way home. (Can you buy some milk on the way home).
Q: Please show me example sentences with pick out.
A: I am going to pick out all the best bananas from the ones in the shelf.

There are a few good apples but it is hard to pick out the good ones because they all look the same.
Q: Please show me example sentences with pick at.
A: Without further context, I would guess you're talking about picking at your food? If so, it means eating little bits and pieces of what's in you're plate. For example, "Aren't you hungry? You've just been picking at your food."
Q: Please show me example sentences with pick up.
A: A: I'm coming home now, is there anything we need?
B: Yes, can you pick up some bread?
(pick up = to collect, to buy)

A: Please pick up all the litter on the ground
(pick up = to take)

A: Did you hear that? He just admitted his crime on TV!
B: No, I didn't pick up on it at all.
(pick up = to realise, to understand)

Americans also describe a type of car (small truck with a carry tray) as a "pick up truck". In Australia we call them "Utes" or "Utilities".

Synonyms of "Pick" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between To pick up and To pick out ?
A: Picking up is taking something into your possession or picking something up.

Picking out is choosing something.

Example- I'm going to go pick out a skirt I like and then I'm going to pick it up and pay for it.
Q: What is the difference between pick up on and understand ?
A: Pick up on - this often implies you've slowly come to understand (usually without a teacher)
Understand - this implies you know why and how something is how it is
Q: What is the difference between pick and choose ?
A: The meaning is effectively the same, however "pick" is more often used within the context of selecting a flower, fruit, or vegetable—especially if you are removing it from its source (e.g. picking an apple from an apple tree).

Also, "choose" often suggests there are a limited number of options to select from whereas "pick" can be used regardless of how many possibilities or options there are.

Also, "pick" often (but not always) suggests that you will physically pick up (lift up) and/or remove the object, whereas "choose" often (but not always) just means making a decision or selection.





Q: What is the difference between pick up and grab ?
A: "grab" implies a sudden (or even a violent) action. e.g "he grabbed his bag and ran out of the door" or "the thief grabbed the lady's purse and ran off"
Q: What is the difference between pick up and buy and get ?
A: Usually it would mean this:
To pick up:
I will pick up my sister from school.
To buy:
I will buy cake at the bakery.
To get:
I will get the book from my bag

However in normal conversations, many people use to pick up, to buy, and to get to mean to buy

Examples:
I will pick up some orange juice at the store. (It is implied that the person will buy it)
I will get some orange juice at the store (It is implied that the person will buy it)
I will buy some orange juice at the store

Translations of "Pick"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? pick
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Q: How do you say this in English (US)? pick up
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Q: How do you say this in English (US)? pick up
A: Depending on the context many meanings like continue, improve, lift sth up etc.
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? pick up
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Q: How do you say this in English (US)? picked
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Other questions about "Pick"

Q: can you pick me up? Does this sound natural?
A: Sounds natural
Q: I pick up English by myself Does this sound natural?
A: That works too if you're still learning and not quite fluent yet. You're still picking up tips and pronunciation.
Q: that pick up line won't go over big with her. she dispises cringey stuff, and apart from that part that pick up linr is just shit! Does this sound natural?
A: nothing it means the same thing
Q: What do pick up, pick out, pick on and pick at mean?
A: Usually:
Pick up = lift (though it can also mean seduce)
Pick out = choose
Pick on = tease/insult
Pick at = poke/prod
Q: Please pick the drink you like in fridge. It's free drink. Does this sound natural?
A: Please pick any drink you'd like from the fridge, it's free.

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