pick up




Definitions of pick up
  1. verb

    take and lift upward

    synonyms:
    gather up, lift up
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    type of:

    bring up, elevate, get up, lift, raise

    raise from a lower to a higher position

  2. verb

    take up by hand

    “He
    picked up the book and started to read”
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    type of:

    touch

    make physical contact with, come in contact with

  3. verb

    eat by pecking at, like a bird

    synonyms:
    peck
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    type of:

    eat

    take in solid food

  4. verb

    take into custody

    synonyms:
    apprehend, arrest, collar, cop, nab, nail
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    type of:

    clutch, prehend, seize

    take hold of; grab

  5. verb

    give a passenger or a hitchhiker a lift

    “We
    picked up a hitchhiker on the highway”
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    type of:

    transport

    move something or somebody around; usually over long distances

  6. verb

    gather or collect

    “She
    picked up the children at the day care center”
    “They
    pick up our trash twice a week”
    synonyms:
    call for, collect, gather up
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    type of:

    acquire, get

    come into the possession of something concrete or abstract

  7. verb

    buy casually or spontaneously

    “I
    picked up some food for a snack”
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    type of:

    buy, purchase

    obtain by purchase; acquire by means of a financial transaction

  8. verb

    meet someone for sexual purposes

    “he always tries to
    pick up girls in bars”
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    type of:

    get together, meet

    get together socially or for a specific purpose

  9. verb

    get in addition, as an increase

    “The candidate
    picked up thousands of votes after his visit to the nursing home”
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    type of:

    acquire, get

    come into the possession of something concrete or abstract

  10. verb

    perceive with the senses quickly, suddenly, or momentarily

    “The dog
    picked up the scent”
    synonyms:
    catch
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    type of:

    comprehend, perceive

    become aware of through the senses

  11. verb

    get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally

    synonyms:
    discover, find out, get a line, get wind, get word, hear, learn, see

    find, see, witness

    perceive or be contemporaneous with
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    get the goods

    discover some bad or hidden information about
    wise up

    get wise to
    catch, trip up

    detect a blunder or misstep
    ascertain

    learn or discover with certainty
    discover, find

    make a discovery
    rake up

    bring to light
    price

    ascertain or learn the price of
    ferret, ferret out

    search and discover through persistent investigation

  12. verb

    register (perceptual input)

    pick up a signal”
    synonyms:
    receive
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    types:

    hear

    receive a communication from someone
    type of:

    comprehend, perceive

    become aware of through the senses

  13. verb

    improve significantly; go from bad to good

    “Her performance in school
    picked up
    synonyms:
    turn around

  14. verb

    gain or regain energy

    “I
    picked up after a nap”
    synonyms:
    gain vigor, percolate, perk, perk up
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    type of:

    convalesce, recover, recuperate

    get over an illness or shock

  15. verb

    fill with high spirits; fill with optimism

    synonyms:
    elate, intoxicate, lift up, uplift
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    Antonyms:

    cast down, deject, demoralise, demoralize, depress, dismay, dispirit, get down

    lower someone’s spirits; make downhearted
    types:

    beatify

    make blessedly happy
    puff

    make proud or conceited
    beatify, exalt, exhilarate, inebriate, thrill, tickle pink

    fill with sublime emotion
    type of:

    excite, shake, shake up, stimulate, stir

    stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of

  16. verb

    lift out or reflect from a background

    “The scarf
    picks up the color of the skirt”
    “His eyes
    picked up his smile”
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    type of:

    bring out, set off

    direct attention to, as if by means of contrast

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