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Synonyms for pick up

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pick up, lift up, gather up(verb)

    take and lift upward

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

  2. pick up(verb)

    take up by hand

    "He picked up the book and started to read"

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

  3. pick up(verb)

    give a passenger or a hitchhiker a lift

    "We picked up a hitchhiker on the highway"

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

  4. collect, pick up, gather up, call for(verb)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    gain vigor, cop, pile up, take in, peck, call for, pull in, take, invite, gather, nail, need, amass, lift up, perk up, necessitate, arrest, roll up, get word, quest, nab, percolate, demand, garner, see, receive, accumulate, gather up, postulate, request, compile, require, hoard, pull together, collar, turn around, apprehend, get a line, ask, uplift, involve, find out, intoxicate, bespeak, elate, catch, learn, get wind, perk, collect, discover, hear

  5. learn, hear, get word, get wind, pick up, find out, get a line, discover, see(verb)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    turn around, ensure, read, collar, unwrap, key out, reveal, look, experience, get word, visualise, come upon, watch, assure, memorise, fancy, intoxicate, go steady, distinguish, disclose, learn, chance upon, receive, instruct, run into, discover, light upon, escort, try, perk, fall upon, lift up, con, uplift, reckon, give away, take heed, consider, gain vigor, study, name, come across, get a line, elate, collect, chance on, bring out, divulge, take care, let on, control, ascertain, insure, attend, date, realize, check, peck, interpret, meet, image, larn, gather up, strike, take, catch, see to it, cop, find out, see, listen, construe, regard, visualize, describe, picture, find, catch out, call for, perk up, visit, identify, view, project, percolate, arrest, let out, hear, realise, go out, envision, happen upon, determine, take in, nab, get wind, nail, encounter, figure, acquire, examine, expose, break, witness, understand, detect, teach, key, run across, attain, memorize, go through, notice, observe, apprehend

  6. pick up(verb)

    get in addition, as an increase

    "The candidate picked up thousands of votes after his visit to the nursing home"

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

  7. collar, nail, apprehend, arrest, pick up, nab, cop(verb)

    take into custody

    "the police nabbed the suspected criminals"

    Synonyms:
    quail at, cop, uplift, peck, hook, savvy, hear, complete, get, dig, percolate, hold back, nail, glom, nail down, pass with flying colors, perk up, smash, arrest, gather up, get word, nab, snitch, boom, call for, see, find out, turn back, grasp, perk, halt, gain vigor, knock off, ace, compass, receive, sweep through, stop, sail through, get the picture, pinpoint, collar, turn around, apprehend, get a line, comprehend, lift up, peg, intoxicate, breeze through, contain, elate, catch, thieve, blast, grok, learn, get wind, hold, collect, discover, check

  8. pick up(verb)

    buy casually or spontaneously

    "I picked up some food for a snack"

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

  9. pick up, receive(verb)

    register (perceptual input)

    "pick up a signal"

    Synonyms:
    gain vigor, cop, take in, peck, call for, hear, invite, welcome, get, nail, collar, perk up, find, arrest, gather up, get word, have, meet, see, receive, collect, nab, encounter, incur, lift up, turn around, apprehend, get a line, uplift, obtain, find out, percolate, experience, elate, catch, learn, get wind, perk, discover, intoxicate

  10. pick up(verb)

    lift out or reflect from a background

    "The scarf picks up the color of the skirt"; "His eyes picked up his smile"

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

  11. pick up(verb)

    meet someone for sexual purposes

    "he always tries to pick up girls in bars"

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

  12. elate, lift up, uplift, pick up, intoxicate(verb)

    fill with high spirits; fill with optimism

    "Music can uplift your spirits"

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

  13. turn around, pick up(verb)

    improve significantly; go from bad to good

    "Her performance in school picked up"

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

  14. catch, pick up(verb)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    hitch, cop, take in, peck, call for, capture, beguile, get, percolate, nail, trip up, perk up, captivate, view, arrest, gather up, get word, nab, trance, fascinate, enamor, see, find out, collar, becharm, catch, catch up with, watch, receive, gain vigor, lift up, entrance, apprehend, get a line, charm, uplift, intoxicate, overhear, turn around, elate, enamour, overtake, grab, learn, enchant, get wind, perk, collect, discover, take hold of, bewitch, hear

  15. peck, pick up(verb)

    eat by pecking at, like a bird

    Synonyms:
    nag, cop, peck, call for, perk up, nail, lift up, pick, arrest, gather up, get word, nab, see, find out, collect, hen-peck, beak, pick at, learn, receive, gain vigor, collar, turn around, apprehend, smack, get a line, uplift, percolate, peck at, elate, catch, hear, get wind, perk, discover, intoxicate

  16. perk up, perk, percolate, pick up, gain vigor(verb)

    gain or regain energy

    "I picked up after a nap"

    Synonyms:
    gain vigor, cop, peck, call for, arouse, percolate, nail, energize, lift up, perk up, arrest, gather up, get word, nab, stimulate, energise, see, receive, collect, learn, filter, leach, permeate, collar, turn around, apprehend, get a line, uplift, find out, sink in, brace, elate, catch, hear, get wind, perk, discover, intoxicate

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. pick up

    Synonyms:
    take up

How to pronounce pick up?

Alex
Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say pick up in sign language?

  1. pickup

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How to use pick up in a sentence?

  1. Helena Cawley:

    Look out the window at how many people are wearing their workout gear to run errands, pick up kids, lunch with friends.

  2. Tana Goertz:

    If I have to load up the Trump bus and pick up loads of people and get them to their caucus, I'll do that. I've got snow tires for the (Trump) bus and I'm ready to pick them up and get their butts to caucus.

  3. David Rawlings:

    In the last quarter, I think it will continue to be active, but in order for it to be really active we'd need a pick-up in energy and mining activity.

  4. Scott Holt:

    I didn’t really know where I was going. I was just aiming in that direction, i was trying to get towards a spot I could get on and off quickly, and then the current started to pick up and I was like, ‘Oh f—k, I gotta get out of here quick.’ Any port in the storm, you know?

  5. Tiger Woods:

    I walk. And I walk ... I'm just walking, and that's it, i would like to be able to get to that first (bending over to pick up ball). If I can get to that, then we can start talking about golf.


Translations for pick up

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  • امسكArabic
  • samle, tageDanish
  • abschleppen, weitermachen, aufheben, aufnehmen, begreifen, abheben, fortfahren, fortsetzen, übernehmen, mitnehmen, sich berappeln, verstehen, wieder einsetzen, hochheben, auffangen, wahrnehmen, empfangen, abholen, sich fangen, wieder loslegen, sich erholen, kapieren, bemerken, wieder aufnehmen, abnehmenGerman
  • coger, recolectar, mejorar, captar, contestar, recogerSpanish
  • nousta, ottaa kyytiin, kasvaa, huomata, vastata, ymmärtää, oppia, iskeä, nostaa, vastaanottaa, panna merkille, poimia, jatkaa, maksaaFinnish
  • chercher, draguer, soulever, s'améliorer, noter, reprendre, capter, collecterFrench
  • pioc suas, tógIrish
  • togScottish Gaelic
  • אָסַףHebrew
  • उठानाHindi
  • sollevare, tirare su, raccogliereItalian
  • 迎えに行く, 拾い上げる, ナンパする, 拾う, 乗せるJapanese
  • 마중하다, 작업하다Korean
  • ngoratMalay
  • hente (noen)Norwegian
  • odebrać, podnosić, podrywać, podnieśćPolish
  • coletar, buscar, captar, pegar, apanharPortuguese
  • возобновить, улавливать, подбирать, забирать, уловить, подобрать, брать трубку, улучшаться, забрать, подцеплять, поднимать, взять трубку, улучшиться, подцепить, поднять, возобновлятьRussian
  • ไปรับThai
  • اٹھاناUrdu
  • nhặt lênVietnamese

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