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To meet and seduce somebody for romantic purposes, especially in a social situation, sometimes used with "on".

She could tell he intended to pick up on her.

Additional definitions for 'pick up':

pick upTo lift; to grasp and raise.
pick upTo collect an object, especially in passing.
pick upTo clean up; to return to an organized state.
pick upTo collect a passenger.
pick upTo improve, increase, or speed up.
pick upTo restart or resume.
pick upTo learn, to grasp; to begin to understand.
pick upTo receive.
pick upTo notice, detect or discern, often used with "on".
pick upTo point out (a person's behaviour, habits or actions),in a critical manner.
pick upTo answer a telephone. See pick up the phone.
pick upTo pay for.
pick upbecome better; improve.
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