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  Definition of pick up
  1. gain or regain energy; "I picked up after a nap"
  2. get better; "Her performance in school picked up"
  3. lift out or reflect from a background; "The scarf picks up the color of the skirt"; "His eyes picked up his smile"
  4. get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally; "I learned that she has two grown-up children"; "I see that you have been promoted"
  5. eat by pecking at, like a bird
  6. take up by hand; "He picked up the book and started to read"
  7. take into custody; "the police nabbed the suspected criminals"
  8. fill with high spirits; fill with optimism; "Music can uplift your spirits"
  9. give a passenger or a hitchhiker a lift; "We picked up a hitchhiker on the highway"
  10. take and lift upward
  11. recieve (perceptual input); "pick up a signal"
  12. perceive with the senses quickly, suddenly, or momentarily; "I caught the aroma of coffee"; "He caught the allusion in her glance"; "ears open to catch every sound"; "The dog picked up the scent"; "Catch a glimpse"
  13. buy casually or spontaneously; "I picked up some food for a snack"
  14. gather or collect; "You can get the results on Monday"; "She picked up the children at the day care center"; "They pick up our trash twice a week"
  15. get in addition, as an increase; "The candidate picked up thousands of votes after his visit to the nursing home"
  16. meet someone for sexual purposes; "he always tries to pick up girls in bars"
Similar Words: perk up, perk, percolate, gain vigor, turn around, learn, hear, get word, get wind, find out, get a line, discover, see, peck, collar, nail, apprehend, arrest, nab, cop, elate, lift up, uplift, intoxicate, gather up, receive, catch, collect, call for

 

Hyponyms: get the goods, wise up, trip up, catch, ascertain, discover, find, beatify, puff, exhilarate, inebriate, thrill, exalt, hear

 

Grouped Verbs: witness, find, see

 

Derivational Morphology: pickup, pick-me-up, discovery, breakthrough, find, uncovering, beak, bill, neb, nib, pecker, bull, cop, copper, fuzz, pig, apprehension, arrest, catch, collar, pinch, taking into custody, apprehender, intoxication, elation, high spirits, receiver, receiving system, sense organ, sensory receptor, receptor

 

Anagrams: pickup

 

 
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