Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun pick_up

9 senses of pickup

Sense 1
pickup, pickup truck -- (a light truck with an open body and low sides and a tailboard)
       => truck, motortruck -- (an automotive vehicle suitable for hauling)

Sense 2
pickup -- (a warrant to take someone into custody; "put out a pickup on that man")
       => bench warrant, arrest warrant -- (a warrant authorizing law enforcement officials to apprehend an offender and bring that person to court)

Sense 3
pickup, pick-me-up -- (anything with restorative powers; "she needed the pickup that coffee always gave her")
       => corrective, restorative -- (a device for treating injury or disease)

Sense 4
pickup -- (a casual acquaintance; often made in hope of sexual relationships)
       => acquaintance, friend -- (a person with whom you are acquainted; "I have trouble remembering the names of all my acquaintances"; "we are friends of the family")

Sense 5
pickup, getaway -- (the attribute of being capable of rapid acceleration; "his car has a lot of pickup")
       => acceleration -- (an increase in rate of change; "modern science caused an acceleration of cultural change")

Sense 6
tone arm, pickup, pickup arm -- (mechanical device consisting of a light balanced arm that carries the cartridge)
       => mechanical device -- (mechanism consisting of a device that works on mechanical principles)

Sense 7
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)
       => electro-acoustic transducer -- (a transducer that converts electrical to acoustic energy or vice versa)

Sense 8
pickup -- (the act or process of picking up or collecting from various places; "garbage pickup is on Mondays and Thursdays")
       => collection, collecting, assembling, aggregation -- (the act of gathering something together)

Sense 9
pickup -- (the act of taking aboard passengers or freight)
       => acquiring, getting -- (the act of acquiring something; "I envied his talent for acquiring"; "he's much more interested in the getting than in the giving")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb pick_up

16 senses of pick up

Sense 1
pick up, lift up, gather up -- (take and lift upward)
       => raise, lift, elevate, get up, bring up -- (raise from a lower to a higher position; "Raise your hands"; "Lift a load")

Sense 2
pick up -- (take up by hand; "He picked up the book and started to read")
       => touch -- (make physical contact with, come in contact with; "Touch the stone for good luck"; "She never touched her husband")

Sense 3
pick up -- (give a passenger or a hitchhiker a lift; "We picked up a hitchhiker on the highway")
       => transport -- (move something or somebody around; usually over long distances)

Sense 4
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")
       => get, acquire -- (come into the possession of something concrete or abstract; "She got a lot of paintings from her uncle"; "They acquired a new pet"; "Get your results the next day"; "Get permission to take a few days off from work")

Sense 5
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")

Sense 6
pick up -- (get in addition, as an increase; "The candidate picked up thousands of votes after his visit to the nursing home")
       => get, acquire -- (come into the possession of something concrete or abstract; "She got a lot of paintings from her uncle"; "They acquired a new pet"; "Get your results the next day"; "Get permission to take a few days off from work")

Sense 7
collar, nail, apprehend, arrest, pick up, nab, cop -- (take into custody; "the police nabbed the suspected criminals")
       => seize, prehend, clutch -- (take hold of; grab; "The sales clerk quickly seized the money on the counter"; "She clutched her purse"; "The mother seized her child by the arm"; "Birds of prey often seize small mammals")

Sense 8
pick up -- (buy casually or spontaneously; "I picked up some food for a snack")
       => buy, purchase -- (obtain by purchase; acquire by means of a financial transaction; "The family purchased a new car"; "The conglomerate acquired a new company"; "She buys for the big department store")

Sense 9
pick up, receive -- (register (perceptual input); "pick up a signal")
       => perceive, comprehend -- (to become aware of through the senses; "I could perceive the ship coming over the horizon")

Sense 10
pick up -- (lift out or reflect from a background; "The scarf picks up the color of the skirt"; "His eyes picked up his smile")
       => bring out, set off -- (direct attention to, as if by means of contrast; "This dress accentuates your nice figure!"; "I set off these words by brackets")

Sense 11
pick up -- (meet someone for sexual purposes; "he always tries to pick up girls in bars")
       => meet, get together -- (get together socially or for a specific purpose)

Sense 12
elate, lift up, uplift, pick up, intoxicate -- (fill with high spirits; fill with optimism; "Music can uplift your spirits")
       => stimulate, shake, shake up, excite, stir -- (stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of; "These stories shook the community"; "the civil war shook the country")

Sense 13
turn around, pick up -- (improve significantly; go from bad to good; "Her performance in school picked up")
       => better, improve, ameliorate, meliorate -- (get better; "The weather improved toward evening")

Sense 14
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")
       => perceive, comprehend -- (to become aware of through the senses; "I could perceive the ship coming over the horizon")

Sense 15
peck, pick up -- (eat by pecking at, like a bird)
       => eat -- (take in solid food; "She was eating a banana"; "What did you eat for dinner last night?")

Sense 16
perk up, perk, percolate, pick up, gain vigor -- (gain or regain energy; "I picked up after a nap")
       => recuperate, recover, convalesce -- (get over an illness or shock; "The patient is recuperating")

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