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pick up (v)
Definition: perceive with the senses quickly, suddenly, or momentarily
Example: 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.
Definition: perceive with the senses quickly, suddenly, or momentarily
Example: 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.
Definition: perceive with the senses quickly, suddenly, or momentarily
Example: 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.
pick up (v)
Definition: take up by hand
Example: He picked up the book and started to read.
Definition: take up by hand
Example: He picked up the book and started to read.
Definition: take up by hand
Example: He picked up the book and started to read.
pick up (v)
Definition: register (perceptual input)
Example: pick up a signal.
Definition: register (perceptual input)
Example: pick up a signal.
Definition: register (perceptual input)
Example: pick up a signal.
pick up (v)
Definition: gain or regain energy
Example: I picked up after a nap.
Definition: gain or regain energy
Example: I picked up after a nap.
Definition: gain or regain energy
Example: I picked up after a nap.
pick up (v)
Definition: take into custody
Example: the police nabbed the suspected criminals.
Definition: take into custody
Example: the police nabbed the suspected criminals.
Definition: take into custody
Example: the police nabbed the suspected criminals.
pick up (v)
Definition: lift out or reflect from a background
Example: The scarf picks up the color of the skirt. His eyes picked up his smile.
Definition: lift out or reflect from a background
Example: The scarf picks up the color of the skirt. His eyes picked up his smile.
Definition: lift out or reflect from a background
Example: The scarf picks up the color of the skirt. His eyes picked up his smile.
pick up (v)
Definition: meet someone for sexual purposes
Example: he always tries to pick up girls in bars.
Definition: meet someone for sexual purposes
Example: he always tries to pick up girls in bars.
Definition: meet someone for sexual purposes
Example: he always tries to pick up girls in bars.
pick up (v)
Definition: give a passenger or a hitchhiker a lift
Example: We picked up a hitchhiker on the highway.
Definition: give a passenger or a hitchhiker a lift
Example: We picked up a hitchhiker on the highway.
Definition: give a passenger or a hitchhiker a lift
Example: We picked up a hitchhiker on the highway.
pick up (v)
Definition: improve significantly
Example: Her performance in school picked up.
Definition: improve significantly
Example: Her performance in school picked up.
Definition: improve significantly
Example: Her performance in school picked up.
pick up (v)
Definition: get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally
Example: I learned that she has two grown-up children. I see that you have been promoted.
Definition: get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally
Example: I learned that she has two grown-up children. I see that you have been promoted.
Definition: get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally
Example: I learned that she has two grown-up children. I see that you have been promoted.
pick up (v)
Definition: fill with high spirits
Example: Music can uplift your spirits.
Definition: fill with high spirits
Example: Music can uplift your spirits.
Definition: fill with high spirits
Example: Music can uplift your spirits.
pick up (v)
Definition: take and lift upward
Definition: take and lift upward
Definition: take and lift upward
pick up (v)
Definition: get in addition, as an increase
Example: The candidate picked up thousands of votes after his visit to the nursing home.
Definition: get in addition, as an increase
Example: The candidate picked up thousands of votes after his visit to the nursing home.
Definition: get in addition, as an increase
Example: The candidate picked up thousands of votes after his visit to the nursing home.
pick up (v)
Definition: eat by pecking at, like a bird
Definition: eat by pecking at, like a bird
Definition: eat by pecking at, like a bird
pick up (v)
Definition: buy casually or spontaneously
Example: I picked up some food for a snack.
Definition: buy casually or spontaneously
Example: I picked up some food for a snack.
Definition: buy casually or spontaneously
Example: I picked up some food for a snack.
pick up (v)
Definition: gather or collect
Example: 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.
Definition: gather or collect
Example: 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.
Definition: gather or collect
Example: 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.