When one God gets rid of you, another picks you up.
I found a 500 yen coin on that sidewalk on the way back home.
Someone threw a couch away on the side of the road, but it still looked useful, so I picked it up.
This word consists of kanji with hiragana attached. Because the hiragana ends with an う sound, you know this word is a verb. The kanji itself means pick up so the verb vocab version is to pick up.
The reading is the same as the one you learned with the kanji. Nicely done!