pick up

pick up - English Dictionary

[ verb ]
■ gain or regain energy
gain vigor , percolate , perk , perk up

[ verb ]
■ improve significantly
■ go from bad to good
turn around

[ verb ]
■ lift out or reflect from a background

[ verb ]
■ get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally
discover , find out , get a line , get wind , get word , hear , learn , see

[ verb ]
■ eat by pecking at, like a bird
peck

[ verb ]
■ take up by hand

[ verb ]
■ take into custody
apprehend , arrest , collar , cop , nab , nail

[ verb ]
■ fill with high spirits
■ fill with optimism
elate , intoxicate , lift up , uplift

[ verb ]
■ give a passenger or a hitchhiker a lift

[ verb ]
■ take and lift upward
gather up , lift up

[ verb ]
■ register (perceptual input)
e.g.)
・pick up a signal
receive

[ verb ]
■ perceive with the senses quickly, suddenly, or momentarily
catch

[ verb ]
■ buy casually or spontaneously

[ verb ]
■ gather or collect
e.g.)
・They pick up our trash twice a week
call for , collect , gather up

[ verb ]
■ get in addition, as an increase

[ verb ]
■ meet someone for sexual purposes
e.g.)
・he always tries to pick up girls in bars

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