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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
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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. Owlstone Medical:

    We've now started putting this into clinics so patients who are coming through and getting other types of tests can provide a breath sample so you can match the two; the tests that are currently used today with what you pick up in the breath. And at the end of that process you have a clinical trial result which means you can start to use it in clinic.

  2. Nina Smith:

    Petes Douglass Plan, which was developed with black leaders and activists, would make unprecedented investments in entrepreneurship, education, homeownership, healthand justice, pete knows it is not enough to simply replace racist policies with neutral ones; he is campaigning on the need to make intentionally anti-racist investments. Pete also knows it is not enough to simply beat Donald Trump; we need to elect someone who will pick up the pieces and bring this nation back together. The contrast will be very clear when Pete stands across from Donald Trump on the debate stage next fall.

  3. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Successful people are those who pick up the lemons that life throws at them, and turn them into lemonade, lemon marmalade and even crema di limoncello. You have got to be really smart and savvy to build a solid foundation with the bricks that people throw at you. Success comes to only those who are smart to transform every threat into a new opportunity, and overcome the adversity with courage and determination. History teaches us that those who work hard and smart, always triumph in the end. Make a great day, my friend!

  4. Cenap Gumren:

    We saw a life vest, which looked like an empty floating life vest, but we decided to still go check it out. I am so glad we decided to go. When we got close, it looked like a toy, like a doll, and we thought he was dead. My first thought was, 'Okay, we have to pick up this dead baby body from the water.' But when we got closer to him, we heard his moaning.

  5. Michael McCaul:

    We're playing a limited -- limited -- but important role in defending American national security and American interests against terrorists who would like nothing more than for the most powerful force for good in the world to simply pick up our ball and go home, they would love that.


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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