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Related / Similar Words: perk up, perk, percolate, gain vigor, turn around, learn, hear, get word, get wind, find out, get a line, discover, see, peck, collar, nail, apprehend, arrest, nab, cop, elate, lift up, uplift, intoxicate, gather up, receive, catch, collect, call for

 

Definition:
  • gain or regain energy; "I picked up after a nap";
  • get better; "Her performance in school picked up";
  • lift out or reflect from a background; "The scarf picks up the color of the skirt"; "His eyes picked up his smile";
  • 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";
  • eat by pecking at, like a bird;
  • take up by hand; "He picked up the book and started to read";
  • take into custody; "the police nabbed the suspected criminals";
  • fill with high spirits; fill with optimism; "Music can uplift your spirits";
  • give a passenger or a hitchhiker a lift; "We picked up a hitchhiker on the highway";
  • take and lift upward;
  • recieve (perceptual input); "pick up a signal";
  • 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";
  • buy casually or spontaneously; "I picked up some food for a snack";
  • 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";
  • get in addition, as an increase; "The candidate picked up thousands of votes after his visit to the nursing home";
  • meet someone for sexual purposes; "he always tries to pick up girls in bars";

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    Hyponyms: get the goods, wise up, trip up, catch, ascertain, discover, find, beatify, puff, exhilarate, inebriate, thrill, exalt, hear

     

    Grouped Verbs: witness, find, see

     

    Derivational Morphology: pickup, pick-me-up, discovery, breakthrough, find, uncovering, beak, bill, neb, nib, pecker, bull, cop, copper, fuzz, pig, apprehension, arrest, catch, collar, pinch, taking into custody, apprehender, intoxication, elation, high spirits, receiver, receiving system, sense organ, sensory receptor, receptor

     

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