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There are 16 meanings of the phrase Pick Up.

Pick Up - as a verb

Take and lift upward

Synonyms (Exact Relations)
gather uplift up

Take up by hand

Example: "He picked up the book and started to read"

Give a passenger or a hitchhiker a lift

Example: "We picked up a hitchhiker on the highway"

Gather or collect

Example: "You can get the results on monday"

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call forcollect11gather up

Get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally

Example: "I learned that she has two grown-up children"

Synonyms (Exact Relations)
discover14find outget a lineget windget wordhear7learn5see3
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Get in addition, as an increase

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

Take into custody

Example: "The police nabbed the suspected criminals"

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Buy casually or spontaneously

Example: "I picked up some food for a snack"

Register (perceptual input)

Example: "Pick up a signal"

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Lift out or reflect from a background

Example: "The scarf picks up the color of the skirt"

Meet someone for sexual purposes

Example: "He always tries to pick up girls in bars"

Fill with high spirits; fill with optimism

Example: "Music can uplift your spirits"

Synonyms (Exact Relations)
elate5intoxicate19lift upuplift11
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Improve significantly; go from bad to good

Example: "Her performance in school picked up"

Synonyms (Exact Relations)
turn around

Perceive with the senses quickly, suddenly, or momentarily

Example: "I caught the aroma of coffee"

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Eat by pecking at, like a bird

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Gain or regain energy

Example: "I picked up after a nap"

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gain vigorpercolate13perk10perk up

Example Sentences

"I need to pick up my dry cleaning after work."
"Can you pick up some milk on your way home?"
"I'm going to pick up my sister from the airport tomorrow."
"The teacher asked the students to pick up their books and start reading."
"I always pick up a coffee on my way to work."
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