Definitions for pick up

Definitions for (verb) pick up

Main entry: pick up, percolate, perk, perk up, gain vigor

Definition: gain or regain energy

Usage: I picked up after a nap

Main entry: pick up, turn around

Definition: improve significantly; go from bad to good

Usage: Her performance in school picked up

Main entry: pick up

Definition: lift out or reflect from a background

Usage: The scarf picks up the color of the skirt; His eyes picked up his smile

Main entry: learn, pick up, find out, discover, get a line, get wind, get word, hear, see

Definition: get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally

Usage: I learned that she has two grown-up children; I see that you have been promoted

Main entry: peck, pick up

Definition: eat by pecking at, like a bird

Main entry: pick up

Definition: take up by hand

Usage: He picked up the book and started to read

Main entry: collar, pick up, cop, apprehend, arrest, nab, nail

Definition: take into custody

Usage: the police nabbed the suspected criminals

Main entry: intoxicate, elate, pick up, lift up, uplift

Definition: fill with high spirits; fill with optimism

Usage: Music can uplift your spirits

Main entry: pick up

Definition: give a passenger or a hitchhiker a lift

Usage: We picked up a hitchhiker on the highway

Main entry: lift up, pick up, gather up

Definition: take and lift upward

Main entry: receive, pick up

Definition: register (perceptual input)

Usage: pick up a signal

Main entry: pick up, catch

Definition: perceive with the senses quickly, suddenly, or momentarily

Usage: 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

Main entry: pick up

Definition: buy casually or spontaneously

Usage: I picked up some food for a snack

Main entry: collect, call for, pick up, gather up

Definition: gather or collect

Usage: 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

Main entry: pick up

Definition: get in addition, as an increase

Usage: The candidate picked up thousands of votes after his visit to the nursing home

Main entry: pick up

Definition: meet someone for sexual purposes

Usage: he always tries to pick up girls in bars

Visual thesaurus for pick up