Definition of Pick Up in English :
Define Pick Up in English
Pick Up meaning in English
Meaning of Pick Up in English
Pronunciation of Pick Up in English
Pick Up pronunciation in English
Pronounce Pick Up in Englishsee synonyms of pick up
2. pick up
take up by hand
Example Sentences:'He picked up the book and started to read'
3. pick up
give a passenger or a hitchhiker a lift
Example Sentences:'We picked up a hitchhiker on the highway'
gather or collect
Example Sentences:'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'
get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally
Example Sentences:'I learned that she has two grown-up children''I see that you have been promoted'
6. pick up
get in addition, as an increase
Example Sentences:'The candidate picked up thousands of votes after his visit to the nursing home'
take into custody
Example Sentences:'the police nabbed the suspected criminals'
8. pick up
buy casually or spontaneously
Example Sentences:'I picked up some food for a snack'
10. pick up
lift out or reflect from a background
Example Sentences:'The scarf picks up the color of the skirt''His eyes picked up his smile'
11. pick up
meet someone for sexual purposes
Example Sentences:'he always tries to pick up girls in bars'
fill with high spirits; fill with optimism
Example Sentences:'Music can uplift your spirits'
13. pick up, turn around
improve significantly; go from bad to good
Example Sentences:'Her performance in school picked up'
14. catch, pick up
perceive with the senses quickly, suddenly, or momentarily
Example Sentences:'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'
gain or regain energy
Example Sentences:'I picked up after a nap'
WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.
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