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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
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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. Caroline Bain:

    We think the fourth-quarter (China economic) numbers will pick up as a result of the stimulus we've seen. We're coming to the end of a seasonal lull and it (stimulus) takes time ... to feed through to real demand for metals, whether the Fed hikes tomorrow or not, it's hard to see a massive reaction either way. We've had so much warning this year that the big move in the dollar could be behind us.

  2. Joe Keenan:

    There are, however, people in this world who seldom pick up a newspaper, people who, when watching television, sneer in displeasure and change channels at the first glimpse of an anchorperson. While such willfully uninformed citizens are rare, emerging from seclusion only to serve on juries in trials of great national significance, they do exist.

  3. Marc Maron:

    Sadly, I knew what most people knew : There was a story out there, I guess going back several years, there were unnamed people in the story, it took place in a hotel room in Aspen. It was always out there, but then it would pick up momentum at different times, and I would ask Comedian Louis . about it. I would say, ‘ This story about you forcing these women to watch you jerk off, what is that, is that true ? ’ Comedian Louis . goes, ‘ No, it’s not true. It’s not real. It’s a rumor. ’ And I would say, ‘ Well, are you going to address it somehow ? Handle it ? Get out from under it whenever it shows up ? ’ ‘ Comedian Louis . ca n’t, I ca n’t do that. I ca n’t give it life, give it air. ’ That was the conversation.

  4. Vanessa Bryant:

    He still needs to learn how to pick up after himself.

  5. RJ Intindola:

    My Broken Pieces A few weeks back, a longtime friend asked if I would meet her for lunch to discuss a new job offer. We sat in the restaurant for forty-five minutes discussing her new job opportunity when her face grew solemn. She sighed, staring down into her plate. I asked, “is everything all right,” knowing she did not ask me to meet to discuss a job offer. She said, “everything is fine, but I cannot get your story or quote about the broken pieces out of my mind.” She took a deep breath raised her head and, in half whisper, said, “it really described the broken pieces in my marriage? I answered, “when promises, borders and commitment are broken, and especially betrayal, the relationship may be repaired but never return to what it once was or could have been.” Before she left, she thanked me for giving her a copy. I refer to the story, as “The Broken Vase.” The Broken Vase Love and marriage are often broken by betrayal, lies and unkept promises. Betrayal is the ultimate form of deceit and deception. It reminded me of something I wrote many years ago about a vase that was knocked off the shelf and broken into many pieces. For a moment you’re not sure what to do but then you decide to try and repair it. Imagine trying to pick up the pieces of your life, left behind in the wake of betrayal. You must be methodical and cautious because your path is covered with egg shells. You realize it may not be the same as it once was, but would vase be good enough to keep. After all, you’ve had it for thirty years. When you believe all the pieces have been collected and placed on the table, you do one last search for the smallest pieces you may have missed. You find two small pieces, place them on the table and stare down at the broken pieces of something you cherished and was beautiful. Something so precious you often proudly displayed it to friends Over a period of three weeks, you managed to glue the vase back together. You slowly turn it around on the table and realize it is an archaic reproduction of its original form. There are holes in it created by pieces you did not find and never will. Like the pieces missing from your relationship. Held together by history and commitment but still broken. And severely damaged. The vase will never hold flowers again because it cannot hold water. And like your relationship, it has become fragile as you watch a piece fall off the vase when you lifted off the table. And when you think about the broken pieces collected from your relationship, you know that will also never be the same. As you held up the beautiful vase to show people it’s beauty, that now is simply a collection of glued pieces that resembles your relationship. You can no longer showcase your marriage. Only because of its history you place the vase back on the self, but it seems out of place and detracts from the ambience around it. After a few weeks you take the vase to your home office and place it on a shelf. A few weeks later, you sadly change the location to the closet. And like your relationship it has been moved to a different place. A dark place. When people say to you, you and your wife seem to get along very well. You think about showing them the vase. All that remains of the relationship is held together by glue. After several years you are still seeking out the missing pieces from your heart knowing deep inside you will never find. There’s only one way to get them back and that is to leave. But leaving will also mean breaking more pieces. Those are your two choices. If you leave, you will get back some of the pieces you lost but you would lose others by virtue of leaving.


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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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