Dictionary Results for pick_up


1. pick_up - verb

· take and lift upward

Synonym(s): lift_up, gather_up

Hypernym(s): raise, lift, elevate, get_up, bring_up




2. pick_up - verb

· take up by hand; "He picked up the book and started to read"

Hypernym(s): touch




3. pick_up - verb

· give a passenger or a hitchhiker a lift; "We picked up a hitchhiker on the highway"

Hypernym(s): transport




4. pick_up - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): collect, gather_up, call_for

Hypernym(s): get, acquire




5. pick_up - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): learn, hear, get_word, get_wind, find_out, get_a_line, discover, see




6. pick_up - verb

· get in addition, as an increase; "The candidate picked up thousands of votes after his visit to the nursing home"

Hypernym(s): get, acquire




7. pick_up - verb

· take into custody; "the police nabbed the suspected criminals"

Synonym(s): collar, nail, apprehend, arrest, nab, cop

Hypernym(s): seize, prehend, clutch




8. pick_up - verb

· buy casually or spontaneously; "I picked up some food for a snack"

Hypernym(s): buy, purchase




9. pick_up - verb

· register (perceptual input); "pick up a signal"

Synonym(s): receive

Hypernym(s): perceive, comprehend




10. pick_up - verb

· lift out or reflect from a background; "The scarf picks up the color of the skirt"; "His eyes picked up his smile"

Hypernym(s): bring_out, set_off




11. pick_up - verb

· meet someone for sexual purposes; "he always tries to pick up girls in bars"

Hypernym(s): meet, get_together




12. pick_up - verb

· fill with high spirits; fill with optimism; "Music can uplift your spirits"

Synonym(s): elate, lift_up, uplift, intoxicate

Hypernym(s): stimulate, shake, shake_up, excite, stir




13. pick_up - verb

· improve significantly; go from bad to good; "Her performance in school picked up"

Synonym(s): turn_around

Hypernym(s): better, improve, ameliorate, meliorate




14. pick_up - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): catch

Hypernym(s): perceive, comprehend




15. pick_up - verb

· eat by pecking at, like a bird

Synonym(s): peck

Hypernym(s): eat




16. pick_up - verb

· gain or regain energy; "I picked up after a nap"

Synonym(s): perk_up, perk, percolate, gain_vigor

Hypernym(s): recuperate, recover, convalesce





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