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Overview of noun pick_up

The noun pickup has 9 senses

  • pickup, pickup truck -- (a light truck with an open body and low sides and a tailboard)

  • pickup -- (a warrant to take someone into custody; "put out a pickup on that man")

  • pickup, pick-me-up -- (anything with restorative powers; "she needed the pickup that coffee always gave her")

  • pickup -- (a casual acquaintance; often made in hope of sexual relationships)

  • pickup, getaway -- (the attribute of being capable of rapid acceleration; "his car has a lot of pickup")

  • tone arm, pickup, pickup arm -- (mechanical device consisting of a light balanced arm that carries the cartridge)

  • 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)

  • pickup -- (the act or process of picking up or collecting from various places; "garbage pickup is on Mondays and Thursdays")

  • pickup -- (the act of taking aboard passengers or freight)

Overview of verb pick_up

The verb pick up has 16 senses

  • pick up, lift up, gather up -- (take and lift upward)

  • pick up -- (take up by hand; "He picked up the book and started to read")

  • pick up -- (give a passenger or a hitchhiker a lift; "We picked up a hitchhiker on the highway")

  • 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")

  • 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")

  • pick up -- (get in addition, as an increase; "The candidate picked up thousands of votes after his visit to the nursing home")

  • collar, nail, apprehend, arrest, pick up, nab, cop -- (take into custody; "the police nabbed the suspected criminals")

  • pick up -- (buy casually or spontaneously; "I picked up some food for a snack")

  • pick up, receive -- (register (perceptual input); "pick up a signal")

  • pick up -- (lift out or reflect from a background; "The scarf picks up the color of the skirt"; "His eyes picked up his smile")

  • pick up -- (meet someone for sexual purposes; "he always tries to pick up girls in bars")

  • elate, lift up, uplift, pick up, intoxicate -- (fill with high spirits; fill with optimism; "Music can uplift your spirits")

  • turn around, pick up -- (improve significantly; go from bad to good; "Her performance in school picked up")

  • 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")

  • peck, pick up -- (eat by pecking at, like a bird)

  • perk up, perk, percolate, pick up, gain vigor -- (gain or regain energy; "I picked up after a nap")