Definition of

Pick Up

  1. (verb, motion) take and lift upward
  2. (verb, contact) take up by hand
  3. (verb, motion) give a passenger or a hitchhiker a lift
  4. (verb, possession) gather or collect
    She picked up the children at the day care center
    They pick up our trash twice a week
  5. (verb, cognition) get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally
    I see that you have been promoted
  6. (verb, possession) get in addition, as an increase
  7. (verb, contact) take into custody
  8. (verb, possession) buy casually or spontaneously
  9. (verb, perception) register (perceptual input)
  10. (verb, change) lift out or reflect from a background
    His eyes picked up his smile
  11. (verb, social) meet someone for sexual purposes
  12. (verb, emotion) fill with high spirits; fill with optimism
  13. (verb, change) improve significantly; go from bad to good
  14. (verb, perception) perceive with the senses quickly, suddenly, or momentarily
    He caught the allusion in her glance
    ears open to catch every sound
    The dog picked up the scent
    Catch a glimpse
  15. (verb, consumption) eat by pecking at, like a bird
  16. (verb, body) gain or regain energy

via WordNet, Princeton University

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