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can I say to my colleague " ...turn left, go straight for a minute , then you can text me and I'll PICK YOU UP"

I am at the office, so I'll get out of the office to meet her and show the way, we will go to my office together

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  • Text me and I will come get you.
    – AIQ
    Commented Jul 31, 2019 at 4:49

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In this particular context, it sounds a little odd to me. Typically, you use a vehicle to pick someone up

  • 2 : to take (passengers or freight) into a vehicle
    (M-W)
  • phrasal verb
    When you pick up someone or something that is waiting to be collected, you go to the place where they are and take them away, often in a car.
    She was going over to her parents' house to pick up some clean clothes for Oskar.
    (Collins)

If you were driving to meet your colleague, the person got in, then you drove to your destination, then I would say perfect. But in this case, I would probably phrase it differently. I assume you are walking there. As a commenter suggests, "I'll come get you" is fine since it's more broad and includes walking. Also, "walk", as in "I'll walk you there":

walk transitive verb
4 a : to accompany on foot : walk with walked her home
(M-W)

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"I'll meet you there."

To pick up has another meaning: If you pick up someone you do not know, you talk to them and try to start a sexual relationship with them.

https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/pick-up

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    I almost upvoted but for the added definition of to pick someone up, it's not wrong but if someone said they would pick me up at the airport, I wouldn't think they were hitting on me :), I'd think they were giving me a lift.
    – Mari-Lou A
    Commented Jul 31, 2019 at 6:34
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    @Owain I will meet you there does not include the part where person A brings person B back into their office. It is not conclusive.
    – AIQ
    Commented Jul 31, 2019 at 7:31

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