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pick up

 
Noun pick up has 9 senses
  1. pickup, pickup truck - a light truck with an open body and low sides and a tailboard
    --1 is a kind of truck, motortruck
    --1 has particulars: technical
  2. pickup - a warrant to take someone into custody; "put out a pickup on that man"
    --2 is a kind of bench warrant, arrest warrant
    Derived form: verb pick up7
  3. pickup, pick-me-up - anything with restorative powers; "she needed the pickup that coffee always gave her"
    --3 is a kind of corrective, restorative
    Derived form: verb pick up16
  4. pickup - a casual acquaintance; often made in hope of sexual relationships
    --4 is a kind of acquaintance, friend
    Derived form: verb pick up11
  5. pickup, getaway - the attribute of being capable of rapid acceleration; "his car has a lot of pickup"
    --5 is a kind of acceleration
  6. tone arm, pickup, pickup arm - mechanical device consisting of a light balanced arm that carries the cartridge
    --6 is a kind of mechanical device
    --6 is a part of record player, phonograph
  7. cartridge, pickup - an electro-acoustic transducer that is the part of the arm of a record player that holds the needle and that is removable
    --7 is a kind of electro-acoustic transducer
    --7 is a part of record player, phonograph
    --7 has parts: stylus
    --7 has particulars: crystal pickup
  8. pickup - the act or process of picking up or collecting from various places; "garbage pickup is on Mondays and Thursdays"
    --8 is a kind of collection, collecting, assembling, aggregation
    --8 has particulars:
     garbage collection, garbage pickup, trash collection, trash pickup
    Derived forms: verb pick up8, verb pick up4
  9. pickup - the act of taking aboard passengers or freight
    --9 is a kind of acquiring, getting
    --9 is a part of transportation, transfer, transferral, conveyance
    Derived form: verb pick up3
Verb pick up has 16 senses
  1. pick up, lift up, gather up - take and lift upward
    --1 is one way to raise, lift, elevate, get up, bring up
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  2. pick up - take up by hand; "He picked up the book and started to read"
    --2 is one way to
    touch
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  3. pick up - give a passenger or a hitchhiker a lift; "We picked up a hitchhiker on the highway"
    --3 is one way to
    transport
    Derived form: noun pickup9
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody
  4. collect, pick up, gather up, call for - 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"
    --4 is one way to get, acquire
    Derived form: noun pickup8
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  5. learn, hear, get word, get wind, pick up, find out, get a line, discover, see - 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"
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  6. pick up - get in addition, as an increase; "The candidate picked up thousands of votes after his visit to the nursing home"
    --6 is one way to
    get, acquire
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  7. collar, nail, apprehend, arrest, pick up, nab, cop - take into custody; "the police nabbed the suspected criminals"
    --7 is one way to seize, prehend, clutch
    Derived form: noun pickup2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody
  8. pick up - buy casually or spontaneously; "I picked up some food for a snack"
    --8 is one way to
    buy, purchase
    Derived form: noun pickup8
    Sample sentence:
    The men pick up the chairs
  9. pick up, receive - recieve (perceptual input); "pick up a signal"
    --9 is one way to perceive, comprehend
    Sample sentence:
    They pick up the information to them
  10. pick up - lift out or reflect from a background; "The scarf picks up the color of the skirt"; "His eyes picked up his smile"
    --10 is one way to
    bring out, set off
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
  11. pick up - meet someone for sexual purposes; "he always tries to pick up girls in bars"
    --11 is one way to
    meet, get together
    Derived form: noun pickup4
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody
  12. elate, lift up, uplift, pick up, intoxicate - fill with high spirits; fill with optimism; "Music can uplift your spirits"
    --12 is one way to stimulate, shake, shake up, excite, stir
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
  13. turn around, pick up - get better; "Her performance in school picked up"
    --13 is one way to better, improve, ameliorate, meliorate
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
  14. catch, pick up - 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"
    --14 is one way to perceive, comprehend
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  15. peck, pick up - eat by pecking at, like a bird
    --15 is one way to eat
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
  16. perk up, perk, percolate, pick up, gain vigor - gain or regain energy; "I picked up after a nap"
    --16 is one way to recuperate, recover, convalesce
    Derived form: noun pickup3
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
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