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pick someone up

pick someone up

Date: Feb 17 2011

Themes: Romance


1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.

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“You know how after a certain period of time, you feel comfortable with someone? That didn’t happen with her…I still feel like I’m trying to pick her up.”

- Actor Simon Baker talking about his wife. (tv dot com)


1. Definition - Study the definition.

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get a stranger to go on a date with you

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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Most husbands don’t need to pick up their own wives. That’s usually something you try to do with a stranger you’ve never met before. When a guy tries to pick up a girl at a party, he goes up to her and starts talking to her, and tries to be as charming as possible. If he succeeds, he might get her phone number or convince her to go on a date with him.

Simon Baker, who stars in the The Mentalist, says he still feels like he’s trying to pick his wife up. But that doesn’t mean that they don’t know each other. It just means he still feels nervous around her sometimes, and wants to impress her.

There are different ways you can try to pick someone up. Some think it’s best to just be yourself and try to get to know the other person. Others like to use pick up lines, or cheesy compliments. Has anyone ever tried to pick you up? What do you think is the best way to pick someone up?


1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

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“Martin is so good at picking girls up at bars.”

“Tom picked his girlfriend up at a friend’s party.”

“Melissa got picked up at a wedding last weekend.”


1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

bienemaja seduce
by bienemaja
oksana08 To pick somebody up means to make the acquaintance with somebody for a shot period of time with sexual intention.
by oksana08
get to know more
by Bitten by an Arab bug
MissROSY to get along with someone or to make a casual acquaintance with, especially in anticipation of sexual relations :P
by MissROSY

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Russian Federation

Everything is working if you do it right. Well, ok, sometimes not working:)

07:08 PM Feb 19 2011 |



I don't like picking me up by pick-up line and cheese compliments.

02:22 PM Feb 19 2011 |



Well it's an expression that reveals someone goes to pick you up at home, fo a date, so it is a little bit clear

01:50 AM Feb 18 2011 |



Iran, Islamic Republic Of

i think the most effective way to pick someone up is to realize whatever he or she loves,you can grant him or her the same,then continue…...

09:55 PM Feb 17 2011 |

The White Devil


I think it`s so easy to pick a girl up Maybe it takes a long time but soon or later you`ll pick her up but the real question isn`t how to pick a girl up No the real question is How to let her falls for you and dream about you and write your name on her table and every single book of her and to writes your name on her future window !! Many people think love with Sex and affection and saying befor sleeping `` i will miss you baby`` No totally No trust me guys it takes a lot to know what`s meaning of love !!!!

07:03 PM Feb 17 2011 |



Before and During the relationship, I always pick girl up… forever   

06:55 PM Feb 17 2011 |

Najwa Al-harthi

Saudi Arabia

simon baker is so charming  ..   his wife is lucky !!

and natagera 

I agree with you , it's true … 


06:26 PM Feb 17 2011 |


United Arab Emirates

i agree with you totally. when guy tries to pick girl up he is acting very sophisticated and then after he gets married he becomes ordinary.

03:27 PM Feb 17 2011 |




i think the most appropriate way to convaince somebody to be your partner is simply being yourself as much as possible and not overacting be real and do not fake yourself and poeple around you  Cool

02:58 PM Feb 17 2011 |

anas alqasi


u know guys the most favorite part of the relationship when u know inside u that u have to talk to this girl and i like the first week of the relationship when it's warm and when u are interested to know your partner life details….i don't like to go with a stranger on date or date for once

10:43 AM Feb 17 2011 |



Saudi Arabia

best way to pickup be charimng good maner tender feelings.


10:22 AM Feb 17 2011 |



Saudi Arabia

best way to pickup be charimng good maner tender feelings.


10:22 AM Feb 17 2011 |



i think that the best way to pick someone up is to understand in what person is interested. and not to be sorry the time you spend on this person. for example, if a girl is interested in music and listens specific group, burn a disc for her. if she can't find volunteers to an event, be a volunteer. in the end, girls need attention and sharing her interests. i think that this rule works with guys too

09:58 AM Feb 17 2011 |




Hi, I think there´s no best way to pick someone up, but often it works. 

08:53 AM Feb 17 2011 |




hey,i dont know how to pick up  girls,someone help me please….lol

08:36 AM Feb 17 2011 |



Russian Federation

I like this peroid in the relationship. Guy like a girl and tries to behave nicely. Then when they reach their goal, the beauty disappears somewhere….. What a pity!

08:36 AM Feb 17 2011 |


Viet Nam

Yes, I am a good at picking girl up. I remember the first meet I had picked her up. We can do the thing that people in love do. But it was not happen.

03:52 AM Feb 17 2011 |




Ha, I love this guy! Patrick Jane, the phychic!

I think there's no best way to pick someone up, it's all about luck. If you are the right type, you success anyway; if you are not, you fail.

03:25 AM Feb 17 2011 |

lucas thet naung


most of the females from my country are being picked up by males and boys usually pick the girls at coffee shops, parks and pagodas. 

02:32 AM Feb 17 2011 |

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